Mexborough Business Centre
Saturday 14 September
4pm – 6pm
A bar will be available
Tickets: £5. To reserve your place, please book through our TicketTailor event page.
The Ted Hughes Poetry Festival welcomes independent publisher Valley Press with a showcase of their writers’ work. Valley Press are based in Scarborough and are gaining a reputation as not only a publisher of acclaimed writers but also a supporter of new talent. Four Valley Press poets will read from their work, exploring landscapes, animals, nature and all aspects of the human condition.
Antony Dunn has published four collections of poems: Pilots and Navigators, Flying Fish, Bugs and, most recently, Take This One to Bed (Valley Press, October 2016). He edited and introduced Ex Libris, a posthumous collection of poems by David Hughes (Valley Press, 2015). Antony is a regular tutor for The Poetry School and the Arvon Foundation and has been Poet in Residence at the University of York and Ilkley Literature Festival.
Penny Boxall won the 2016 Edwin Morgan Poetry Award, the 2018 Mslexia/PBS Poetry Competition and a 2019 Northern Writers’ Award. She has held residencies/fellowships at Gladstone’s Library, Hawthornden Castle and Chateau de Lavigny.
Following Ship of the Line in 2014, her second collection, Who Goes There?, was published in September 2018. In autumn 2019 she will be Visiting Research Fellow in the Creative Arts at Merton College, Oxford.
Robert Powell was born and raised in Canada and now lives in York. He has produced four poetry collections: Harvest of Light, All, Riverain, and Aura, as well as A Small Box of River with artist Jake Attree, and two short films – The River Speaks, with Ben Pugh, and Source, with Jan-Erik Andersson.
His poem “The Telling” was commended in the National Poetry Competition 2017.
NEW ADDITION TO THE EVENT:
Wendy Pratt is an award-winning poet and playwright writing from the glorious North Yorkshire coast. She is coastal columnist for Yorkshire Life magazine and editor of York based literary arts journal, Dream Catcher. She is the author of five collections of poetry; her latest, When I Think of My Body as a Horse, is soon to be published with Valley Press.