Events - Festival 2018

Poetry Centre Stage

Friday 9 March, 20:00 - 22:00
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street - Auditorium
£9.75/£8.00

A double bill of poetry for Friday evening
20:00 Reading – Ko Un
21:00 Reading – Mark Ford

Start the weekend in style with a double bill of international poetry. First up is Ko Un, Korea’s foremost living poet and an incredible performer to boot. A regular favourite to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, Ko Un takes the lyric poem in ever new directions and his prolific output spans from politics to natural history. He’ll be reading along with his translator, Brother Anthony of the Taizé community.

Next up is Mark Ford, a writer well-known for both his poetry and his criticism. Mark’s work has been compared to that of American poet John Ashbery, and he’s been praised for his commitment to the experimental as well as his ear for the vagaries of the everyday idiom. He has written four collections of poetry, most recently Enter, Fleeing, which is forthcoming in 2018.

Supported by LTI Korea

Photos:
Mark Ford: Mercy Ford

Venue

Auditorium – The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street

Location: At the top of Abbey Street off the east end of South Street. Also accessible from the Byre Close off South Street

Includes: Auditorium, Studio Theatre, Conference Room, foyers, Café Bar &...