2 Poets, 1 Conversation: Andrew Motion and Michael Longley

Saturday 3rd October, 4pm.

'Eaves drop' on the conversation between two old friends and multi award winning poets, Andrew Motion and Michael Longley. This event brings the two friends together in the digital world we currently find ourselves in. Be inspired as they talk about their poetry and of course Edward Thomas and his influence on them over the years as well as topics of the day, such as poetry in schools.

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Meet the poets:

Andrew Motion: Andrew Motion was UK Poet Laureate from 1999 to 2009 and is co-founder of the online Poetry Archive. In 2015 he was appointed Homewood Professor in the Arts at Johns Hopkins University; he lives in Baltimore.

Michael Longley: Michael Longley has published twelve books of poetry including his latest collection, The Candlelight Master, which appeared in August this year. Sidelines: Selected Prose 1962-2015 was published in 2017. In 2001 Longley received the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry, and he has won the Hawthornden Prize, the T.S. Eliot Prize, the Griffin International Prize. Longley was appointed a CBE in 2010, and from 2007 to 2010 he was Ireland Professor of Poetry. In 2017 he received the PEN Pinter Prize, and in 2018 the inaugural Yakamochi Medal. He is a Freeman of the City of Belfast.