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Lyra Poetry Festival Portraying the City

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Join Samantha Walton, Jason Baskin and Clifford Williamson in this panel discussion, chaired by Madhu Krishnan, as they discuss poems of past and present and consider what it really means to ‘write the city’.

Poetry has long explored contrasts between the pastoral and the metropolitan, industrialisation and environmentalism. What is poetry’s role in portraying, or indeed critiquing, the city? What further possibilities, or perhaps limitations, do poets encounter when they consider the sounds, crowds, nightlife, business, communities, architecture, and indeed green spaces, found in urban spaces?

This online event will be BSL interpreted and live captioned.

Presented in partnership with Lyra Poetry Festival and Bristol Poetry Institute.

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