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Poetry with Christina Thatcher & Helen Calcutt

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2018-09-22 19:30 - 21:30
Waterloo Tea, Stanwell Road, Penarth, CF64 2AD

Griffin Books is excited to announce our upcoming poetry event with Christina Thatcher and Helen Calcutt.


Both poets will be reading pieces from their recent collections themed around motherhood/fatherhood/daughterhood, family and grief.


More Than You Were by Christina Thatcher explores addiction, family politics, childhood memories and grief. Thatcher weaves the darkest memories – the murder of pets, the burning down of a childhood home, the blood stains on white tiles – with ones which betray a tenderness and love. A brave debut, More Than You Were, explores what it means to lose a father to an addiction and live on.


Helen's first full-length book of poems Unable Mother is described as a ‘violent and tender grapple with our cosy notions of motherhood’ (Robert Peake). This bold and breathtaking first collection of poems exposes the painful and beautiful experience of new motherhood. With honesty and visceral beauty, this collection bears witness to both the darkness and light we find in transformation, especially when a new life enters the world.


Tickets are £5 and the books will be available to buy during the event.


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  • 2018-09-22 19:30 - 21:30

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