Guest Poets: Andy Brown and Marc Woodward – November 4th, 2021

Please Note, this is now a ZOOM EVENT

We look forward to hearing works from Andy Brown and Marc Woodward at this event.  They will be reading from ‘The Tin Lodes‘, a jointly written book of poems. 

Andy Brown is professor of English, Creative Writing and Poetry at Exeter University and an internationally known poet with many published collections. 
Marc Woodward is a widely published poet as well as a highly regarded musician who has performed and taught internationally.

They recently collaborated on The Tin Lodes – a full length poetry collection exploring the relationship between man and nature in the West Country via environmental, archaeological, and human  themes. This was published in 2020 by Indigo Dreams. It was reviewed in the American online zine Quill & Parchment:

Other reviews;

This is a very fine collection, a closely observed and well-researched piece of work that succeeds in operating on several different levels at once. The collaboration is seamless and a testament to the way these two writers have worked so well together on this project. Fully recommended.

Andy’s writing has been reviewed as:‘…full of nature, description and music…embracing complexity, poetic and natural forms, and beauty. Brown’s vocabulary is diverse and  intriguing, wide-ranging and often unexpected’Stride Magazine.

“…there is something powerfully elegiac threading its sinuous path through Andy Brown’s poetry. Reading the recent Shearsman Chapbook by Brown I am struck yet again by the poet’s haunting use of language.”Tears in the Fence.

Marc’s work has been praised as: “Beautifully crafted poems…that sing in the dark of darkness”.Canto Magazine.

“…stories of moonlight and wildlife in the strange small wildernesses of the south west.In its strongest passages the relationship with the landscape is both brutal and beautiful – hints of the sublime and the realistic one finds in Jack Clemo or Ted Hughes”.Ink, Sweat and Tears.