Double Bill: Fiona Benson & Andrew McMillan
Push The Boat Out: International Poetry Festival
Summerhall - Anatomy Lecture Theatre
Fiona Benson’s astonishing poems, shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize and the Forward Prize are searing in their intensity. Tearing through Greek mythology, power, violence, and feminism, her work is at times gruesome, unsparing and almost unbearably moving.
Andrew McMillan’s explorations of contemporary masculinity, gay experience, and male bodies in Physical and Playtime have made an indelible impression on UK poetry. His new collection Pandemonium is a powerful illustration of the ways in which poetry can narrate and illuminate the most difficult of experiences with humanity and grace. Two truly unique voices in poetry - not to be missed.