A History of Walking

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Debut poetry pamphlet. The poet uses walking as a metaphor for many life experiences: here are love poems, political poems and even a little light verse.

Lydia Kennaway

Lydia Kennaway

Writer in residence 2021/22

Lydia Kennaway’s debut poetry pamphlet, 'A History of Walking', was published by HappenStance Press in April 2019 and reprinted in November 2019. She earned an MA in Writing Poetry from Newcastle University in 2019, winning the Academic Prize for Best Ov...

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Footloose #3 Emma Storr and Lydia Kennaway

2022-04-25 18:00

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Lydia Kennaway reads poems from her pamphlet A History of Walking, and talks to poets and other writers about words and walking. This month's guest is Emma Storr.

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Footloose #1 James Nash and Lydia Kennaway

2022-02-28 19:00

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Lydia Kennaway reads poems from her pamphlet A History of Walking, and talks to poets and other writers about words and walking. This month's guest is James Morgan Nash.

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Footloose #4 Malika Booker and Lydia Kennaway

2022-05-30 18:00

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Lydia Kennaway reads poems from her pamphlet A History of Walking, and talks to poets and other writers about words and walking. This month's guest is Malika Booker.

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Footloose #2 Antony Dunn and Lydia Kennaway

2022-03-28 18:00

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Footloose #5 Jake Morris-Campbell and Lydia Kennaway

2022-06-27 18:00

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Footloose #6 Anita Roy and Lydia Kennaway

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