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14 October 2021 - 14 October 2021

5:00PM - 6:30PM


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Fiona Benson, Durham Book Festival Laureate, reads and talks about "The Poems that Made Me"...

Each year Durham Book Festival works in partnership with Durham University’s Centre for Poetry and Poetics to invite an acclaimed poet to become the Festival Laureate. This year we are delighted to welcome Fiona Benson to this prestigious role.

Fiona Benson’s collections have been twice shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize. Vertigo and Ghost was shortlisted for the 2019 Rathbones Folio Prize and won both the Roehampton Poetry Prize and the Forward Prize for Best Collection. Her most recent work is "Androgeus" which was shortlisted for the 2021 Forward Prize for Best Single Poem."

Fiona will be reading and talking about "The Poems that Made Me"...

Chaired by Dr Peter Riley, Durham University.