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Plumb Line, Peace & Poetry 2018

Join us for an exciting programme of live perfomances from critically aclaimed poets, free workshops and a spotlight set showcasing local talent…

Antony Owen is a writer from Coventry who often represents victims of conflict. His latest collection The Nagasaki Elder (V.Press) is a critically acclaimed suite of poems inspired by a visit to Hiroshima to hear testimonies of atomic bomb survivors.

Pádraig Ó Tuama is a poet and a theologian who leads the Corrymeela Community, Ireland’s oldest peace and reconciliation organisation. He has published in poetry and prose, and brings an interest in language and story to his theological, artistic and peacebuilding work.

Patience Agbabi has spent over 20 years celebrating the written and spoken word. She read English at Oxford and is a former Poet Laureate of Canterbury. The author of four books, her latest, Telling Tales (Canongate Books, 2014), retells Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales for the 21st century.

Michael Symmons Robert’s poetry has won the Forward Prize, the Costa Poetry Prize and the Whitbread Poetry Award. His work for broadcast includes the BBC4 verse film ‘Men Who Sleep in Cars’, and ‘Last Words’ commissioned by Radio 4 to mark the first anniversary of 9/11.

Poet-Priest Malcolm Guite is Chaplain of Girton College, Cambridge and teaches at the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge. His books include: Love, Remember; Mariner; Parable and Paradox; The Singing Bowl; Theology and the Poetic Imagination and Faith, Hope and Poetry.

*All Peace and Poetry activity is included in the price of general admission to the New Cathedral.

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