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In Conversation With… Anthony Wilson

In Conversation With… Anthony Wilson

Sunday 10 March at 6.30 pm in the Nave, Exeter Cathedral (refreshments served from 6.00 p.m.)

The guest speaker for our March In Conversation With… is Anthony Wilson, poet, writing tutor and lecturer.

Anthony will be reading from and talking about his sixth collection of poetry, The Wind and the Rain (Blue Diode Publishing). The book is about loss. Written during the first phase of the Covid pandemic, it narrates the story of losing a loved one to dementia. The Wind and The Rain investigates how we live within family and community, and questions the roles we construct both together and alone. Combining personal and environmental grief through the metaphor of rain, Anthony’s poems explore the borderline territory between memory and forgetting, illness and health.

Anthony will bring copies of the book with him and will be happy to sign copies or books can be purchased online. Books retail at £10, cash only if buying on the day.

Purchase Anthony’s book online at Blue Diode Publishing.

“Precise, cinematic, achingly tender poems for those of us who have loved and lost someone close. Like driving rain, this collection will take you to the raw place of grief and carry you to where joy breaks through.” – Josephine Corcoran

About Anthony Wilson:
Anthony Wilson is a poet, writing tutor and lecturer at the University of Exeter. He is the author of five volumes of poetry and two of memoir, including Love for Now (Impress Books, 2012), which details his experience of cancer. He is also the editor of the best-selling anthology Lifesaving Poems (Bloodaxe, 2015), based on his blog of the same name. He has performed his work at venues and festivals across the UK, including The Aldeburgh Poetry Festival, The British Library, Wenlock Poetry Festival, Manchester Cathedral, and Ty Newydd Writers’ Centre of Wales.

All are welcome to attend.