Torriano Poetry

Sunday 20 November, 7.30pm. £6/£5 cash. Poets from the floor welcome.

Guest poet: Anne Rouse reading from her new book, Ox Eye, published by Bloodaxe.

Anne Rouse’s fifth collection, Ox-Eye, was published by Bloodaxe in 2022, appearing 14 years after her previous book, her retrospective The Upshot: New and Selected Poems. That book included the new poems of The Divided (2008), along with selections from her first three critically acclaimed earlier collections, Sunset Grill (1993) and Timing(1997) – both Poetry Book Society Recommendations – and The School of Night (2004), and was a Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year in 2008. Born in Washington DC and raised in Virginia, she became a UK citizen, settling in East Sussex after many years in London. A former health worker, she has been a Hawthornden Fellow, and a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the University of Glasgow (2000-02), Queen’s University, Belfast (2004-05), and the Courtauld Institute, London (2008). Her short plays have been given rehearsed readings in Edinburgh and Hastings in the UK and in Virginia in the US. You can find her on Twitter @rouseanne.

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