About the event
Poetry Doubles: Jackie Kay with Zaffar Kunial at the Bridlington Poetry Festival. Poetry Doubles features a major poet reading with his or her own choice of 'Double' - a poet usually at first-collection stage. Jackie Kay is one of Britain's best-known poets. In 2007 Bloodaxe published Darling: New & Selected Poems, which included almost all of her four previous books of poetry from Bloodaxe. Her epic poem The Lamplighter, adapted for both radio and stage, was published by Bloodaxe in 2008, and followed by Fiere from Picador in 2011. Her 'Double', Zaffar Kunial, lives in Shipley, Yorkshire. His poem 'Hill Speak' won third prize in the National Poetry Competition 2011, of which Jackie Kay was one of the judges. Tickets £7. Visit www.bridlington-poetry-festival.com or call 01482 392699.