Andrew Motion reading Rye

Andrew Motion

Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 18:30 Rye Library, 30 High Street, Rye TN31 7JF

About the event

Andrew Motion - Laurels and Donkeys. The former Poet Laureate has produced a profoundly moving new book of war poems presenting scenes from 20th and 21st century conflicts that have involved British forces: including both World Wars and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Several of the poems are based on memories of the poet's father who landed at D-Day and fought in France and Germany. Many more take the words of other soldiers to create 'found poems' that are in a sense collaborations between the author and his source. Tickets £10. Call: 01797 224442 or visit: