Gillian Allnutt Readings

Gillian Allnutt Readings

‘Her writing roams across centuries, very different histories and lives, and draws together, without excuse or explanation, moments which link across country, class, culture and time… Her poems progress over the years to a kind of synthesis of word-play and meditation. In her work the space between what is offered and what is withheld is every bit as important as what is said. She has the power to comfort and to astonish in equal measure.’ – Dame Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate, for the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry Award Committee, on Gillian Allnutt


When Gillian Allnutt was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry, Carol Ann Duffy wrote that her work ‘has always been in conversation with the natural world and the spiritual life’. Her latest collection, wake, shows the two beginning to meld into one: to speak for, even as, one another. Wake will be published by Bloodaxe on 24 May 2018.

Poetry Café Refreshed, 16 Bennington Street, Cheltenham, Wednesday 18 April 2018, 7pm

Gillian Allnutt is Poetry Cafe Refreshed's guest poet on Wednesday 18 April. Come along a bit earlier than the 7pm start to buy yourself a drink and something tasty from Smokey Joe’s  menu ... and to sign up for the open mic.

There are two sessions of open mic, each side of the guest poet’s reading and a short break to chat and buy books. So why not bring a couple of your own poems to read at the mic - one in each half of the evening?

Tickets £5

Click here to book.


Wednesday 23 May, 7pm, The Chapel, St Chad's College, 18 North Bailey, Durham DH1 3RH

Launch event for wake at St Chad's College, Durham University.  Reading by Gillian Allnutt.

A glass of wine will be offered following the reading. 

[16 April 2018]

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