About the event
Fergus Allen at the 23rd Aldeburgh Poetry Festival.
Fergus Allen, Amjad Nasser and Kay Ryan - Fully-examined lives. Now 90, Fergus Allen brings erudition, bracing clarity and wry self-deprecation to his recent fifth
collection. With cinematic documentary patience, Amjad Nasser turns an unwavering yet compassionate gaze on his Arabic cultural heritage and the ongoing experience of exile. Margaret Obank – Nasser’s publisher – reads Khaled Mattawa’s translations. Kay Ryan says that her poems develop ‘the way an oyster does, with an aggravation.’ The results are the most condensed and simultaneously the most expansive language. Tickets £14. Call 01728 687110 or visit www.thepoetrytrust.org