Wordsworth claimed that poetry was: ‘emotion recollected in tranquility’, and the Romantic poets often found inspiration in silence and idleness.
Come and listen to acclaimed actor Sir Timothy Ackroyd reading from Keats, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Byron and Shelley, with commentary and analysis from the poet Clare Pollard. Clare and Timothy will also be reading their own poems inspired by the Romantic spirit.
Clare Pollard was born in Bolton in 1978 and lives in London. Her first collection of poetry, The Heavy-Petting Zoo was written whilst she was still at school, and received an Eric Gregory Award. It was followed by Bedtime and Look, Clare! Look!, which was made a set text on the WJEC A-level syllabus. Her fourth collection Changeling, was published in 2011, and is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation.
Clare’s play The Weather premiered at the Royal Court Theatre. Her radio documentary ‘My Male Muse’ was a Radio 4 Pick of the Year, and she recently co-wrote the radio play Surface to Air with W. N. Herbert. Clare’s new version of the Heroides by Ovid will be published as Ovid’s Heroines by Bloodaxe in May 2013.
Place: The Idler Academy, 81 Westbourne Park Road, London W2 5QH
Doors Open: 6.30pm
Event ends: 8.30pm
To Book call: 0207 221 5908
Benefits: Free Glass of Sfuso Wine
An evening of romantic poetry with Sir Timothy Ackroyd & Clare Pollard @poetclare at @idleracademy 4 April. Join us! sirtimothyackroyd.com/an-evening-of-…
— Sir Timothy Ackroyd (@Sirtimackroyd) March 22, 2013