Event in Cardiff and a new review of Riddance


On Tuesday 23rd April, John Freeman, author of Worple collection A Suite for Summer, will be reading as a part of a celebration of Wales and the British Poetry Revival. The event takes place from 6.30-9.30pm at Owain Glyndwr, 10 St. Johns Street, Cardiff, CF10 1GL and costs £2 on the door. For more details and full list of poets download the flyer.

 

Anthony Wilson’s Riddance has been reviewed by Judi Sutherland on Irregular Features: “Riddance is honest and raw poetry. It deserves to be in every oncologist’s waiting room and given to every cancer patient’s family because it tells us how it actually feels to be treated for cancer, and it resists the ‘othering’ of cancer patients. The book exhorts us to treat them as themselves rather than as sufferers, to bring them normality rather than hushed tones and pious hopes. Above all it teaches us that no amount of ‘being brave’ will help us ‘fight’ cancer. If there is a battle going on it is between our own cells and modern medicine; patients are not the army but the battlefield.” You can read the review here.