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A New Lyrical Ballads: Contemporary Poets and Romanticism at Bristol Festival of Ideas

March 6, 2015, 12:00 AM EST

The Bristol Festival of Ideas aims to stimulate people’s minds and passions with an inspiring programme of discussion and debate throughout the year.
In 2014 the Festival of Ideas with Bristol 2015 commissioned 23 leading British poets to write a new poem in the spirit of Romanticism. All 23 will be presented tonight by the poets and published for the first time. This is likely to be the largest and best gathering of contemporary poets reading new poetry in 2015 and an event not to be missed. The following poets are taking part:

Fleur Adcock, Patience Agbabi, Rachael Boast, John Burnside, Gillian Clarke, Paul Farley, Isabel Galleymore, Jen Hadfield, David Harsent, Kathleen Jamie, Nick Laird, Liz Lochhead, Jamie McKendrick, Ian McMillan, Andrew Motion, Sean O’Brien, Alice Oswald, Ruth Padel, Don Paterson, Jean Sprackland, Greta Stoddart, Michael Symmons Roberts, Adam Thorpe.

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March 6, 2015
12:00 AM EST