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Poetry Drive-In – Simon Armitage Supported by Warda Yassin

Sun. 11 October 2020 at 18:30

£25 per car

An evening of sonnets and bonnets.

Park up at Kenwood Hall Hotel and enjoy a socially distanced night of live poetry from the comfort of your car seat, headlined by Poet Laureate Simon Armitage.

Simon will be premiering two new works commissioned by Off the Shelf and reading from his latest book Magnetic Field: The Marsden Poems, a collection evoking a sense of his beloved West Yorkshire.

“The poet laureate rarely read as a child – it was the view from his house at the edge of the moors that shaped his poetic vision” – The Guardian

With support from Warda Yassin, a British born Somali poet and teacher based in Sheffield. She was a winner of the 2018 New Poets Prize and her winning pamphlet Tea with Cardamom (Poetry Business) was published in June 2019. Get to know Warda in our Meet the Locals interview.

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