An Evening of Poetry with Ric Hool and Tom Kelly

Wednesday 10 April 2024
Time: 18:00
Price: Free

Join Tom and Ric at The Word as they read from their new collections of poetry and short stories.

Tom's new collection is called Walking My Streets and Ric's new collection is What the Sand Didn't Tell the Moon. There will also be an opportunity to ask Tom and Ric any questions you have.

Wed 10 April, 6-7.15pm. Free, booking required

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Tom Kelly is a Jarrow-born poet, short story writer, playwright and lyricist now living happily further up the Tyne at Blaydon. Walking My Streets explores in prose and poetry Kelly's life and changing face of his native north-east of England. This is his first collection of poems and prose and thirteenth book published by Red Squirrel.

Ric Hool has 13 collections of published poetry. He was the Welsh Academy poet for the Abergavenny Food Festival 2009, also Academy poet representative for the London South Bank London Global Poetry System 2009 and has run the reading series Poetry Upstairs in Abergavenny for 30 years. The first publication of Last Fair Deal Gone Down, a docu-story conflating the lives of the author, seminal blues singer/guitarist Robert Johnson and Eric Clapton, was published in Fulcrum No. 6 (Annual of Poetry & Aesthetics) USA. His poetic themes are the psychological and geographical impact of place, time, and space on the human experience. Ric Hool is from Northumberland but lives in Wales.


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