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Sylvia Plath Literary Festival
21st - 23rd October 2022
Hebden Bridge & Heptonstall
The blood jet is poetry, / There is no stopping it.
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Sylvia Plath Literary Festival
21st - 23rd October 2022
Hebden Bridge & Heptonstall
The blood jet is poetry, / There is no stopping it.

Judith Willson

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Judith Willson lives in Hebden Bridge. She has been a teacher, and subsequently worked in publishing for many years as an editor. Her poetry has been published in magazines and anthologies. In 2018 she collaborated with the artist Heather Boxall to create an installation based on a book of colour swatches. Judith’s first collection, Crossing the Mirror Line, was published by Carcanet Press in 2017, and her second, Fleet, by the same publisher in 2021.

I will be reading from Fleet (Carcanet 2021); perhaps also from Crossing the Mirror Line (Carcanet 2017). www.carcanet.co.uk

On Crossing the Mirror Line:
‘Judith Willson’s poetry takes us, in a dazzling flow of images, to lives which have the solidity of Central European fairytale with all the frightening reality of history behind them. Richly inventive in form and precise in tone, this is an amazingly assured debut collection.’
Elaine Feinstein

On Fleet:
‘Fleet is an important book: it seeks to recover lost voices and sharpen our awareness of imperial cruelty and exploitation … Willson is the kind of writer who has a gift for bringing research alive, and infuses sparse facts with mystery and pathos.’ Carol Rumens, The Guardian

Full price £8-£10 | Local ticket £5-£8

Digital ticket: £10-£20 | Workshops £12/8/5

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