Event 27 | Christopher Reid | The Late Sun


Christopher Reid – The Late Sun

Christopher Reid’s new book of poetry The Late Sun sustains a delicate balance between memorialisation of the recently dead and a celebration of the vitality of the living. Early in this evocative collection is a set of poems about the poet’s mother, who died in great age after a life of exotic travel, and his own travels and his sense of both place and displacement. He explores London, where he lives and the Mediterranean, which he loves. We are delighted to have a poet of his stature with us who will talk about his work and read from his collection. A delicious dinner afterwards is optional.

Tickets: £12/37 (including dinner)

In conversation with James Crowden

When: Thursday 11th November 2021 @ 6.30 pm
Where: Slader Yard


Christopher Reid is the author of many books of poems including A Scattering (2009) winner of the Costa Book of the Year award and The Song of Lunch (also 2009) which was made into a film starring Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson. More recently, Robert Bathurst has created and acted in a theatrical presentation of both these two volumes, under the title: Love, Loss and Chianti. Reid has also written a companion book to TS Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats entitled: Old Toffer’s Book of Consequential Dogs published in 2018. He is currently working on an edition of Seamus Heaney’s letters.

James Crowden is a founder member of the Bridport Literary Festival. He was brought up on the western edge of Dartmoor and now lives in Somerset. After a stint in the Army, he studied Civil Engineering and Ethnology. He has written a number of books based on his experiences of living in Dorset as an agricultural labourer and cider maker. His best selling book The Frozen River: Seeking Silence in the Himalaya was published in 2020.

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