Birmingham Literature Festival: A Roy Fisher Celebration
Roy Fisher is the great poet of Birmingham and the Midlands. His poetry, written over 55 years, ranges from ruminations on the urban to comic flights of fancy.
This celebration brings together four poets who love his work – Luke Kennard, Ian McMillan, Peter Robinson and Jacqui Rowe – to present favourite pieces, and to join us in some playful exploration of his poems – including his famous ‘On the Neglect of Figure Composition’ which in 1984 introduced the concept of Zoggists and Ianists (small prizes for anyone who chooses to attend in appropriate apparel…).
The evening will also welcome publication of Slakki: New & Neglected Poems by Roy Fisher, edited by Peter Robinson.
Doors open at 7pm. Tickets and more information available from: http://www.birminghamliteraturefestival.org/
Time 7:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Venue Birmingham Cathedral