Saturday September 23rd 7.00 for 7.30
Vicki Feaver is the author of three poetry collections; The Book of Blood (Cape) was shortlisted for the 2006 Forward prize for best collection. Her previous collection, The Handless Maiden (Cape, 2004) won a Heinemann Award and was also shortlisted for the Forward prize, while her poem, Judith, was awarded the Forward prize for the best single poem in 1993. She has also received a Cholmondeley award and an Arts Council bursary for her poetry. Previously a professor at the University of Chichester she is now retired and living in Scotland at the foot of the Pentland Hills.
‘Vicki Feaver's reputation far exceeds her output. This collection, sees her shortlisted alongside Seamus Heaney for the 2006 Forward prize....’ The Guardian ( The Book of Blood)
‘....poems negotiate brilliantly between the two realities in a manner Matthew Sweeney has described as "domestic gothic". Feaver includes the stuff of everyday life in her poems - jam-making, gym classes, ironing - but grafts them onto the transgressive power of fairy-tale and myth’. The Poetry Archive
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