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Poetry Book Society presents: Pascale Petit and James Sheard

Date/Time: 30 November 2017 19:15

Venue: Culture Lab, Newcastle University

Pascale Petit’s seventh collection, Mama Amazonica (Bloodaxe Books, 2017), is a Poetry Book Society Choice. Her poetry has been shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize and Wales Book of the Year; What the Water Gave Me: Poems after Frida Kahlo (Seren, 2010) was Book of the Year in The Observer. Poems from Petit’s Fauverie (Seren, 2014) won the 2013 Manchester Poetry Prize and in 2015 Petit won a Cholmondeley Award. 

James Sheard’s most recent collection, The Abandoned Settlements (Cape, 2016), was a Poetry Book Society Choice. His rst collection Scattering Eva (Cape, 2005), was shortlisted for the Forward Prize
for Best First Collection and the Glen Dimplex Award for Poetry. His pamphlet,
Hotel Mastbosch, won the Ictus Prize.


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