MASTERCLASS: CHRISTOPHER REID
The unique Aldeburgh format: an extraordinary opportunity for three up-and-coming writers to test new poems on the largest and best-informed poetry audience in the UK. With detailed feedback from master-craftsman Christopher Reid – former poetry editor at Faber – and from any member of the audience eager to make a point.
Roving mics and copies of the three poems supplied.
Christopher Reid was born in Hong Kong in 1949 and educated at Oxford. Poetry editor at Faber in the 1990s, he worked especially closely with Ted Hughes during the last eight years of his life and subsequently edited The Letters of Ted Hughes (2007). His own first poetry collection Arcadia (1979) won the Somerset Maugham Award and the Hawthornden Prize, and his eleven collections since include Costa Book of the Year A Scattering and The Song of Lunch (both 2009), Selected Poems (2011) and Nonsense, published this autumn.
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