Poetry Club: Victoria Adukwei Bulley & Liz Berry
(This is a past event and is no longer running)
We are delighted to welcome Victoria Adukwei Bulley & Liz Berry, two of the finest poets of their generation for a spell-binding evening of poetry – the third in the 2023 series which marks the 10th anniversary of our poetry series.
Books will be available for purchase and signature in the bar afterwards where all are welcome to stay for a drink and chat to the poets.
Victoria Adukwei Bulley’s critically-acclaimed debut poetry collection, QUIET, won the Rathbones Folio Prize for Poetry, the John Pollard Foundation International Poetry Prize and was shortlisted for the T.S.Eliot Prize. Her work has appeared widely in publications including The White Review, the London Review of Books, and The Atlantic.
“Elegantly blends Black feminist thinking and a gorgeous, precise tone in poems that are acutely insightful about the role of silence in the world.’” – The Guardian
Liz Berry is an award winning poet and author of the collections Black Country, The Republic of Motherhood, The Dereliction and The Home Child, a novel in verse. Her poems, rooted in the landscape and language of her native Black Country, have received the Somerset Maugham Award, Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and Forward Prizes.
“Liz Berry has given the world another ground-breaking collection of poems. These verses are sensitive and tender, yet the language is real and unflinching.” – Benjamin Zephaniah
Poetry Club is supported by the TS Eliot Foundation.