Footloose #4 Malika Booker and Lydia Kennaway

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2022-05-30 18:00
18:00 UTC
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The Weather Inside and Out

Conceived and hosted by our Writer-in-Residence, poet Lydia Kennaway, this is the fourth instalment of ‘Footloose’, a monthly online event using the subject of walking as a way to explore our inner landscapes. Lydia will read poems from her pamphlet, A History of Walking, and will talk to poets and other writers about words and walking. In May, her guest is Malika Booker, founder of the writer’s collective, ‘Malika’s Kitchen’, and – among many other things – winner of the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem 2020. Malika and Lydia will be walking through hurricanes together, and across continents.

Poems to be read at the event include “Naming the Storm” by Lydia Kennaway and “Island Grief after Hurricane island” by Malika Booker – download them from here.

Listen to Malika reading ‘Island Grief after Hurricane Ivan‘ recorded previously by the British Library.

Please pay what you can afford – we’ve set the bar low at €1 euro – revenues will go towards remunerating the poets. We are running an experiment to boost promotion for this event, so if you wish, you can log in to Eventbrite and and book a free ticket there, however, you won’t benefit from joining our 3k+ community of walking artists, performers and writers unless you register here.

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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...

Malika Booker

Malika Booker

Malika Booker is a poetry lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University, a British poet of Guyanese and Grenadian Parentage and co-founder of Malika’s Poetry Kitchen. Her pamphlet Breadfruit, (flippedeye, 2007) received a Poetry Society recommendation a...

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