Alan Gillis, Tony Lopez & Fiona Sampson: Poetry And Ideas
This event features three poets engaging in formal and intellectual experimentation. Tony Lopez's conceptual poems are built purely from found texts; Alan Gillis is driving towards a new, slightly irreverent conception of urban Belfast today; and Fiona Sampson moulds a re-iterative, philosophical understanding of the human condition. These three very different approaches confirm that poetry in Britain is teeming with new ideas. Part of Edinburgh International Book Festival
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