Poetry, at the Fall of the Leaf: Annie Freud, Sue Hubbard and Clare Pollard

Poetry, at the Fall of the Leaf

Join us in welcoming the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness with an evening of readings from some of Britain’s most outstanding contemporary poets? Fetch a drink, take a seat in the elegant Lady Violet Room, and be beguiled by the spoken word at its most evocative.


Annie Freud is a poet, teacher, editor and artist. Her first collection The Best Man That Ever Was received a Poetry Book Society recommendation and was awarded the Dimplex Prize for New Writing. The Mirabelles was a Poetry Book Society Choice and was short-listed for the TS Eliot Prize. Her third collection was The Remains also awarded a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. Annie Freud has been named by the Poetry Book Society as one of the Next Generation Poets 2014. Philip Gross is a poet, librettist and writer for children. He won the T.S.Eliot Prize 2009 with The Water Table, and Wales Book of The Year 2010 with I Spy Pinhole Eye. Deep Field dealt with his Estonian refugee father’s final years and loss of language, an exploration broadened steadily through later collections, most recently A Bright Acoustic (2017).


Sue Hubbard is an award-winning poet, novelist, art critic, lecturer and broadcaster. Her poems have been read on Radio 3 and Radio 4, and she has contributed to many arts programmes including Kaleidoscope, Poetry Please, Night Waves and The Verb. Twice winner of the London Writers competition, she was commissioned by the Arts Council and the BFI to create London’s biggest art poem, in the underpass from Waterloo Station to the IMAX cinema. Her collections include Everything Begins with the Skin, Ghost Station, The Idea of Islands and The Forgetting and Remembering of Air.


Clare Pollard has published five collections of poetry with Bloodaxe, the latest of which is Incarnation (2017). Clare’s play The Weather (Faber, 2004) premiered at the Royal Court Theatre and her translation projects include a version of Ovid’s Heroines (2013), which she recently toured as a one-woman show. She currently edits poetry for The Idler, and is the new editor of Modern Poetry in Translation, co-founded by Ted Hughes.

There will be a cash bar at the event.


Date and Time

Wed 27 September 2017
19:00 – 21:30 BST


Lady Violet Room, National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place, London, SW1A 2HE

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