Poet and Artist: Kim Moore and Clae Eastgate

Wed 6 Sep 2023
8:00pm - 9:00pm | Ledbury Poetry House - Event has now taken place.

Performance by Kim Moore, a poet who features in the exhibition and a conversation between Kim and Clae Eastgate on the art of written and visual portraits. Tickets £15 (to include a glass of wine or soft drink)

Kim Moore’s pamphlet If We Could Speak Like Wolves was a winner in the 2011 Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition. Her first collection The Art of Falling (Seren 2015) won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. Her phenomenal and powerful second collection All The Men I Never Married (Seren, 2021) won the 2022 Forward Prize for Best Collection.

She also won the 2020 Ledbury Poetry Competition, judged by Liz Berry, with her poem All Night a Bird. On hearing the news Kim said: “I am writing this still not quite believing that I’ve won! It’s even more special that it’s the Ledbury Poetry Competition because the festival is so close to my heart, and has been so important to me over the years in my development as a poet.  To have Liz Berry, a poet I hugely admire pick this poem out of the thousands of entries still doesn’t feel quite real.  Thank you again to Ledbury and to Liz Berry for bringing some joy and light into my lockdown existence, which this week has been especially grim.”

Her first non-fiction book What The Trumpet Taught Me was published by Smith/Doorstop in May 2022. She is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University. Her latest work is a hybrid book of lyric essays and poetry Are You Judging Me Yet? Poetry and Everyday Sexism.

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