IMPORTANT NOTICE: This event will begin earlier than usual at 1.30-3.00 and will be in the South Gallery, Whitworth Art Gallery (due to building work being carried out in the Grand Hall). Apologies for any inconvenience.
Pascale Petit’s sixth collection Fauverie was shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize and
won the Manchester Poetry Prize. Her fifth collection What the Water Gave Me:
Poems after Frida Kahlo was shortlisted for both the T S Eliot Prize and Wales Book
of the Year, and was a Book of the Year in the Observer. Four of her collections were
shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize and chosen as Books of the Year in the Times
Literary Supplement, Independent and Observer. She is the recipient of a
Cholmondeley Award. Bloodaxe will publish her seventh book Mama Amazonica in
Daniel Sluman is a poet and disability rights activist. He co-edited the award-winning disability anthology FTW: Poets against Atos, and was named one of Huffington Post’s Top 5 British Poets to Watch in 2015. His second collection the terrible was published by Nine Arches Press last year.