Listings for forthcoming readings and events featuring Longbarrow Press poets.
Occupation Lane: A poetry walk with Rob Hindle
Meet outside the Admiral Rodney, Loxley Road, Loxley, Sheffield, S6 6RU
Saturday 27 May 2023 | 10.30am – 12.30pm | Tickets £3 – £10
During the first Covid lockdown in the spring of 2020, many people’s idea of ‘place’ shifted. In the semi-rural environment of Loxley, between Sheffield and the Peak District, the enforced curtailment of those weeks enabled a closer, more conscious relationship between poet Rob Hindle and his local places, and instigated habits – walking the same paths and lanes most days – which have persisted, and which inhabit much of the poetry in his latest collection, Sapo (Longbarrow Press).
On this walk, Rob will lead a trail along some of these routeways, sharing some of the poems which examine the relationships we make with and within our familiar (yet strange) territories, focusing in particular on Occupation Lane, an old bridleway behind his house that connects and delineates gardens and wild places, human and non-human life, and the outer and inner worlds of experience.
The 2-hour walk is approximately 2 ¾ miles along roads, bridleways and paths, some of which may be muddy. There is some steady climbing during the first half of the walk. We will meet at the bus stop opposite the Admiral Rodney pub at 10:30am.
This event is part of the 2023 Sheaf Poetry Festival. Click here for further details and to book tickets.