W.S. Graham | Reading Group

Image Credit: Image: W.S. Graham, Gurnards Head, Cornwall, copyright © Estate of Michael Seward Snow, 2018. All rights reserved

CAST, 3 Penrose Road, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 8TP


Saturday 28 September 2019
2pm - 4pm
Admission Fee: Free admission, all welcome


Try To Be Better | An Evening of Poetry and Discussion
6 -9.30pm, Saturday 28th September

Poets Sam Buchan-Watts and Lavinia Singer will run a relaxed reading group of some key works by the modernist poet W. S. Graham (1918–86), who lived for most of his writing life in Cornwall.

Lavinia Singer is a poetry editor at Faber & Faber. Her poetry explores image-making and materiality, and has appeared in various magazines, journals and anthologies.  

Sam Buchan-Watts is the author of Faber New Poets 15 and the recipient of an Eric Gregory Award and a Northern Writers Award for poetry. He is completing a PhD on W. S. Graham at the University of York.

Both Lavinia and Sam have recently undertaken archival work on W. S. Graham, particularly on the intersection between poetry and art in his manuscripts and letters, and are contributors to Chicago Review’s recent special issue, ‘W. S. Graham: Approaches’, and the centenary anthology The Caught Habits of Language (Donut Press, 2018).

Free admission, all welcome. Meet in CAST Cafe at 2pm.

Sam and Lavinia will also lead an evening of poetry and discussion from 7pm, for more details click here.

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