listening to the dead : a tour of the west norwood poets
Which of the West Norwood poets did Dickens think "had mistaken his true vocation in life"? Why did Blanchard commit suicide? Did Watts-Dunton save Swinburne from his fetish for flagellation? These questions and more will arise on next Thursday's tour across the dead poets of West Norwood cemetery. The tour is free and will be enriched with the knowledge of Colin Fenn of Friends of West Norwood Cemetery, who will be joining me. Meet at the gates at 1pm and the tour will last for about an hour.
Listening to the Dead : a tour of the west norwood poetsChris McCabe + Colin Fenn
Gates of West Norwood Cemetery
Thursday 25th July, 1pm
My work crosses artforms and genres including poetry, fiction, non-fiction, drama and visual art. I have been shortlisted for The Ted Hughes Award and for the Republic of Consciousness Prize. Commissions include the BBC, British Library, Wellcome Collection and BFI. My latest poetry collection is The Triumph of Cancer which is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. I am the editor of Poems from the Edge of Extinction: An Anthology of Poetry in Endangered Languages. My first novel, Dedalus, is a sequel to Ulysses and my second novel Mud is a version of the Orpheus and Eurydice set underneath Hampstead Heath. I work as the National Poetry Librarian.