Helen Farish at Words by the Water
‘Her locations are as varied as you’d expect from a well-travelled, sharp-eyed twenty-first century poet, but her native Cumbria is the source she constantly returns to, slowing the tempo to savour its place-names and define its subtle colours… A rare combination of elegiac feeling, humour, and earthy reminiscence characterises Farish’s poems.’ – Carol Rumens, The Poetry Review
Helen is one of the five writers named as a finalist of the Writer of the Year category of the Cumbria Life Culture Awards 2017. She has been chosen for her latest Bloodaxe collection: ‘Helen’s third poetry collection, The Dog of Memory, is a ‘meditation on memory’ reflecting her relationship with Cumbria.’
Helen Farish and Adam O'Riordan, Words by the Water, Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, Tuesday 7 March 2017, 4.15pm
Cumbrian poet Helen Farish reads from her new collection The Dog of Memory. This is Helen's third collection of poetry and focuses on a preoccupation with the past. She is joined by Adam O'Riordan, who was the youngest ever Writer in Residence at the Wordsworth Trust in Grasmere.
[30 January 2017]