literature & poetry

Out of Body Experience

Shift your perspective at an evening with poets Kate Davis, Abi Palmer and Meryl Pugh, whose works reflect on gender, disability, place and the body.

Abi Palmer's forthcoming debut Sanatorium (Penned in the Margins, 2020) moves between contrasting spaces – bathtub to thermal pool, land to water, day to night – in its exploration of the female disabled body.

Cumbrian poet Kate Davis's first collection, The Girl Who Forgets How to Walk (Penned in the Margins, 2018), tells the story of a young girl with polio who struggles to find her feet – and her voice – in an unforgiving landscape where 'the ground cannot be trusted'.

Meryl Pugh’s Natural Phenomena (Penned in the Margins, 2018) was a PBS Guest Selection. Positioning the female poet as futurist and flaneuse, Pugh’s poems monitor the urban landscape on the edge of change, revealing the flora and fauna of its hidden spaces.

The event is introduced and chaired by creative producer and arts curator Georgia Attlesey. Presented in association with Penned in the Margins.

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National Poetry Library,

Level 5, Blue side, Royal Festival Hall


Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)


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