Poets to read at Benedictine monastery on Isle of Wight
Poets Maggie Sawkins and Blake Everitt will be taking part in Translating the Silence, a poetry reading at Quarr Abbey, a Catholic Benedictine monastery on the Isle of Wight, on 22 August at 5.30pm.
Maggie Sawkins’ fourth collection The House Where Courage Lives addresses concerns such as isolation and freedom, hope and despair, the ways we fill our time. Central is the question asked of Quarr Abbey monks: ‘Why did you come; why did you stay?’
Blake Everitt is an Isle of Wight poet whose meditative poems arise from close observation and an ear for the ‘music of wildness’. His new collection is The Grammar of Ferns. More details