Clare Mulley – Thorn Kings: Poems from English Battlefields

Sunday 20th August, 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

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Clare Mulley - Thorn Kings: Poems from English Battlefields

 Join us for an exciting live reading of the debut collection from Battlefields Trust poet in residence, Clare Mulley. Written as a result of visits to sites like Bosworth, Towton and Naseby, and released as part of the ongoing campaign to preserve them, this hypnotic, arresting series of poems takes us on an imaginary journey through the history, geography and emotional extremes of English warfare throughout the Middle and Early Modern ages. Sometimes looking through the eyes of the poet, sometimes the ordinary people involved and sometimes through the eyes of nature itself, listeners are invited to re-examine the concept of battle and its impact on society, and to view these apparently empty stretches of ground in a fresh, stark light.

Clare Mulley is a Yorkshire-born poet, journalist and teacher who leads writing workshops across the UK. Recently shortlisted for the role of Young Poet Laureate for London, she has since been Poet in Residence at St Anza Festival, taught at the Scottish Creative Writing Centre, embarked on an ecological-themed residency in the Arctic Circle and been invited, as one of a group of young female poets commissioned by the Tate, to respond to the works of Emin and Bacon. Her work has been published by Tower Poetry, Forward Press and The Stockholm Review of Literature, and she writes a monthly column for The Skinny magazine.

Please note that Author Talk tickets can only be purchased in conjunction with a Bosworth Medieval Festival ticket.

Tickets cost £7.50 and are limited to 50. They can only be purchased over the telephone on 01455 290429 (open 7 days a week 10.00 am to 4.30 pm) or in person via the ticket offices at Bosworth Battlefield or the 1620s House & Garden on a first come first served basis.

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