POETRY AND IMAGE
With Bidisha and Holly Corfield Carr, in conversation with Deryn Rees-Jones
Two cutting-edge poets who work across genres and disciplines will perform their poetry and discuss with poet Deryn Rees-Jones their practice in writing, film, performance and image.
Bidisha is a British journalist, film-maker and broadcaster for BBC TV and radio, Channel 4 news and Sky News, as well as a trustee of the Booker Prize Foundation. She is Chair of judges for the 2018 Forward Prizes for poetry and has just directed her first short film, An Impossible Poison, which premièred at the 2017 Breaking Ground festival in Berlin. She specialises in international human rights, social justice, gender and the arts; works with the British Council; and does outreach work in UK prisons, refugee charities and detention centres. Her most recent book is Asylum and Exile: Hidden Voices of London.
Holly Corfield Carr is a poet who received an Eric Gregory Award in 2012 and the Frieze Writer’s Prize in 2015. Her work has been commissioned for an orchard, an eighteenth-century crystal grotto and a passenger ferry called Matilda, as well as for BBC Radio 4. She has performed at the Royal Albert Hall for the BBC Proms. Previous residencies include the Wordsworth Trust, Spike Island and the Henry Moore Institute, and she is currently poet-in-residence at the National Trust’s Tyntesfield where she is researching poets’ ‘root houses’. Her pamphlet ‘Subsong’ is published in 2018 by the National Trust and Falmouth University.