27. Christopher Reid at the Bridport Literary Festival on Thursday 11 Nov 6.30pm
£12.00 – £37.00
Christopher Reid – The Late Sun
Thursday 11 November 6.30pm
Sladers Yard, 6 West Bay Road, West Bay, Bridport DT6 4EL
Price: £12.00 (for ticket only) or £37 (£12 ticket plus £25 two course dinner)
Tickets are non refundable
Christopher Reid’s new book of poetry The Late Sun sustains a delicate balance between memorialisation of the recently dead and a celebration of the vitality of the living. Early in this evocative collection is a set of poems about the poet’s mother, who died in great age after a life of exotic travel, and his own travels and his sense of both place and displacement. He explores London, where he lives and the Mediterranean, which he loves. We are delighted to have a poet of his stature with us who will talk about his work and read from his collection. A delicious dinner afterwards is optional.
Christopher Reid is the author of many books of poems including A Scattering (2009) winner of the Costa Book of the Year award and The Song of Lunch (also 2009) which was made into a film starring Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson. More recently, Robert Bathurst has created and acted in a theatrical presentation of both these two volumes, under the title: Love, Loss and Chianti. Reid has also written a companion book to TS Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats entitled: Old Toffer’s Book of Consequential Dogs published in 2018. He is currently working on an edition of Seamus Heaney’s letters.