booking line 01482 392699
booking line 01482 392699
Bridlington Poetry Festival
12 - 21 june 2015

Bridlington Poetry Festival
Church Lane, Sewerby YO15 1EA
Council Offices
Skirlaugh HU11 5HN

Poets 2015
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Glyn Maxwell
Glyn Maxwell is a poet and playwright. He has also written novels, opera libretti, screenplay and criticism.
 
His nine volumes of poetry include The Breakage, Hide Now, and Pluto, all of which were shortlisted for either the Forward or T. S. Eliot Prizes, and The Nerve, which won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. He was one of the original ‘New Generation Poets’ in 1993, along with Simon Armitage, Carol Ann Duffy and Don Paterson. His poetry has been published in the USA since 2000. His Selected Poems, One Thousand Nights and Counting, was published on both sides of the Atlantic in 2011. He has a long association with Derek Walcott, who taught him in Boston in the late 1980s, and whose Selected Poems he edited in 2014.
 
On Poetry, a guidebook for the general reader, was published by Oberon in their Masters Series in 2012. It was described by Hugo Williams in The Spectator as ‘a modern classic’ and by Adam Newey in The Guardian as ‘the best book about poetry I’ve ever read.’
 
‘The most compelling, original, charismatic and poetic guide to poetry that I can remember. A handbook written from the heart by one of the true modern masters of the craft.’
Simon Armitage writing about On Poetry