Winter Songs

The winter comes, I walk alone,
I want no bird to sing…

Longbarrow Press marks the new year with Winter Songs, a specially curated evening of readings by Angelina Ayers,
Matthew CleggAndrew Hirst,
Chris Jones and Fay Musselwhite. The five poets will present a selection of their own (and other poets’) work tracing a path through the darkest season. Admission free; all welcome. Sunday 20 January (7.30pm prompt start), The Fat Cat, 23 Alma Street, Sheffield, S3 8SA.

The themes of winter and exile are taken up in a further audio extract from Andrew Hirst’s Frome poem-cycle; listen to ‘Frome XVI’ below.

We’ve also uploaded a recording of Matthew Clegg’s ‘A Letter from Tu Fu’ (from his forthcoming collection West North East), recorded on location in Hillsborough:

Finally, we’ve created a new piece based on the recordings that developed from last year’s Moving with Thought workshop and walk, featuring excerpts from poems by Zoe Walkington, Chris Jones, Emma Bolland, John Barron, Steve Sawyer, Mark Doyle, Mary Marken, Oliver Mantell, Matthew Clegg and Julie Mellor (and the sounds of Parkwood Karting):

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