Penelope Shuttle reading Ledbury2

Penelope Shuttle

Sunday, July 3, 2011 - 16:00 Burgage Hall, Church Lane, Ledbury, Herefordshire

About the event

‘Physical passion, faithlessness, adultery, loneliness, despair… dreaminess and half-light pierced by hard, precise detail’ (The Times). Syrian poet Maram al-Massri’s poems are beguiling and erotic. She reads in Arabic from her collection A Red Cherry on a White-tiled Floor, with English translations performed by Sara-Jane Arbury. They are joined by distinguished poet Penelope Shuttle, whose most recent collection Sandgrain and Hourglass is likewise haunted by love, and the grief that comes with its loss. Tickets: £8. For more information visit: