Don Paterson - Headline Performance

Southwell Library, Southwell

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Inspire Poetry Festival 2021 - Headline Performance

Don Paterson 

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One of the most highly acclaimed poets of his generation, Don Paterson makes a welcome return visit to Southwell to read from his numerous award-winning collections, and perhaps to throw in an aphorism or two…

Southwell Library
Friday 24 September, 7.30pm 

“I love the collection’s minutely wrought originality and the way that even dismaying subjects – loneliness, insecurity, botched relationships – have hilarious side-effects.” 

Kate Kellaway, The Guardian, on Zonal

Don Paterson was born in Dundee in 1963. He is the author of eight collections of poetry, three books of aphorism, and several books of criticism and poetic theory. His most recent collection is Zonal (Faber, 2020) a series of poems based on the first series of The Twilight Zone. His poetry has won many awards including two T.S. Eliot Prizes, all the Forward Prizes and a Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. He teaches at the University of St Andrews, where he is Professor of Poetry, and since 1997 he has been Poetry Editor at Picador Macmillan. He was awarded the OBE in 2008 and the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry in 2010. For most of his working life he has also worked as a jazz musician and composer. He lives in Edinburgh.

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