New Faber PoetryMonday 17 July 2023, 7 p.m. · 47 minutes
Poetry from four of the most exciting poets at work today. Declan Ryan reads from Crisis Actor, his long-awaited debut of failures and farewells, alternating (in the words of Kate Kellaway) ‘between the pugilistic and the becalmed’. Maggie Millner’s novel in verse, Couplets, is a unique story of queer desire, the couplet form beautifully embodying the narrative. Hannah Sullivan reads from her second collection, Was It for This, poems exploring different visions of home, motherhood and London. And Nick Laird reads from Up Late, the title poem of which won last year’s Forward Prize for Best Single Poem.