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Peter Bennet and Keith Hutson

A poetry reading introduced by Neil Astley

Date/Time: Thursday 28 November, 7.15pm

Venue: Culture Lab

Two very different northern poets published by Bloodaxe come together for a lively evening of storytelling poetry and engaging repartee.

Peter Bennet, described by the Poetry Book Society as a writer of ‘bold imaginative strokes, subversive connections and dark wit,’ reinvents the world with linguistic resourcefulness and panache in his seventh collection, Mischief (2018).

Comedy-writer-turned-poet Keith Hutson’s debut collection, Baldwin’s Catholic Geese (2019), explores the delight and heartbreak of being human through the lost world of Music Hall and Variety entertainment.

Neil Astley is the founder and editor of Bloodaxe Books, now in its 41st year, and is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

Keith Hutson