Read Regional poetry reading with Clare Shaw & exploring poetry workshop with Anna Woodford

Clare ShawRead Regional is a celebration of brilliant new books from the North of England

Clare Shaw has three poetry collections from Bloodaxe: Straight Ahead (2006), which attracted a Forward Prize Highly Commended for Best Single Poem; and Head On (2012), which is, according to the Times Literary Supplement, ‘fierce … memorable and visceral’. Her third collection, Flood, was published in June 2018. Often addressing political and personal conflict, her poetry is fuelled by a strong conviction in the transformative and redemptive power of language.

Anna Woodford is a poet and practitioner based in Newcastle. Her poetry book Changing Room is forthcoming from Salt. Her debut book Birdhouse won the Crashaw Prize and was included in the Guardian’s round up of the best poetry books of the year. She has three poetry pamphlets: Party Piece was a winner in the international Poetry Business Competition, Trailer was a Poetry Book Society Choice and The Higgins’ Honeymoon won an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors.


Thu 28 Mar 2019 6.30pm - 8.30pm


Cheadle Library

Cheadle Library, Ashfield Road, Cheadle, Stockport, SK8 1BB




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