In the second of our Sunday Poetry Salons, Annie Freud will be in conversation with Amy Key over afternoon tea in the London Review Cake Shop, followed by a companionable group discussion in the cosy environs of our downstairs poetry section.
Freud is the author of two collections from Picador, The Best Man That Ever Was and The Mirabelles, both Poetry Book Society Recommendations. Key is the author of Luxe (Salt, 2013) and Instead of Stars (tall-lighthouse, 2009), and co-edits the journal Poems in Which.
The Cake Shop will be serving an afternoon tea of cucumber sandwiches (crustless, of course) and brioche with strawberries and cream, accompanied by our fortifying India Breakfast Tea. The discussion will be followed by dry sherry in the poetry section.
John Clegg, poetry buyer for the London Review Bookshop, says: ‘Freud and Key share a luxuriant style, a finely-tuned ear for the baroque in language, and a real sense of joy and wonder in the world in all its variousness. I can’t think of a better pairing and I look forward to seeing them in conversation.’
To ensure a convivial atmosphere, this event is limited to 12 tickets.