With sleights learned from others and an ear open to melodic analogies I have set down words as a musician pricks his score, not to be read in silence, but to trace in the air a pattern of sound that may sometimes, I hope, be pleasing.

- Basil Bunting, preface to Collected Poems

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Confirmed: Tom Pickard

Good news! We are excited to announce that Tom Pickard will join us to give a poetry reading.

Poet Tom Pickard was crucial to Bunting's revival in the 1960s. He helped set up the Morden Tower poetry centre in Newcastle where many well known poets, including Bunting, Allen Ginsberg, Bob Cobbing and Gregory Corso, as well as Pickard himself,  have read their work.

Details about further poetry readings that will take place at the conference will be posted soon. Readings will be open to all. A fee for non conference-delegates may be payable.

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