LAUNCH: George Szirtes ‘Inventing Joy’
July 7 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Our old friend George (a T S Eliot Prize winner, and co-winner of the International Booker translator’s prize!) has written a wonderful new collection of poetry!
On Thursday 7th July, we’ll be celebrating the launch of his beautiful book, which explores the necessity of joy (particularly in a world so conscious of regrets and anxieties) and the obstacles in its way: exile, distance, haunting, identity, despair, killing… the list goes on.
George’s poetry suggests that maybe there’s a joy in simply articulating and locating such occasions. So why not invent joy, as the poem says,
And let it thunder
Quietly, like this.
Join us for drinks and readings on what promises to be a magical evening!
Thursday 7th July
Doors 6:30pm for a 7pm start