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The Manchester Literature Festival presents Jericho Brown, Rachel Long, Raymond Antrobus & Safiya Sinclair

October 15, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - October 30, 2020 @ 5:30 pm EDT


From the organizers: 

MLF and Picador present four stunning, innovative poets whose work speaks to the times we are living in. Jericho Brown’s Pulitzer Prize winning collection The Tradition considers the normalisation of evil and explores masculinity, fatherhood and freedom. It also introduces the duplex, a new poetic form. Rachel Long’s superb debut My Darling from the Lions, shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, examines relationships between a mother and her daughter, between friends, between lovers; considering the legacy of girlhood. Jamaican poet Safiya Sinclair’s incredible debut Cannibal uses The Tempest to frame explorations of colonialism and its legacy, womanhood, otherness and exile. The collection won numerous awards on publication in the USA, including the American Academy of Arts and Letters Addison M. Metcalf Award and the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry. British-Jamaican and D/deaf poet Raymond Antrobus’ first collection The Perseverance won The Ted Hughes Award, The Rathbones Folio Prize and the Young Writer of the Year Award. New to the Picador list, Raymond will showcase forthcoming material.

Presented in partnership with Picador and hosted by Scottish Makar and MLF Patron Jackie Kay.

Approximate running time 75 minutes

This event will be available for ticket holders to watch for 72 hours after the streamed broadcast.

Tickets for this event are available for FREE or on a Pay What You Can £6 / £12 / £20 basis.

Please pay £6 (low income / concessionary rate), £12 (standard ticket price) or £20 (if you are watching at home with another member of your household) if you are able to. Any ticket revenue we receive will help Manchester Literature Festival survive these challenging times and hopefully bounce back with a live festival in 2021. However, if you can’t afford to buy a ticket please do join us for free.


October 15, 2020 @ 4:00 pm EDT
October 30, 2020 @ 5:30 pm EDT
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Manchester Literature Festival
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