Poetry with Motion

By a County Press reporter

Monday, January 20, 2014

 

Poetry with Motion

Former poet laureate Andrew Motion is to perform on the Isle of Wight.

FORMER Poet Laureate Sir Andrew Motion is to perform on the Isle of Wight next month.

Organised by the West Wight Arts Association, the performance, on February 1, will feature Sir Andrew reading from his latest volume of poetry, The Customs House.

The volume opens with a sequence of war poems, Laurels and Donkeys, based on the experiences of soldiers in conflicts from the First World War to Afghanistan.

Sir Andrew was knighted in 2009 for services for literature, having served as Poet Laureate from 1999 to that year.

At his Isle of Wight performance, at Freshwater Memorial Hall, he will also read from his book The Cinder Path, which was shortlisted for a Ted Hughes award.

Tickets are available from the Totland Parish Council Office, Winchester House, The Broadway, Totland, P039 OAX.

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