Saturday, 11 April 2015

brian nisbet, now you know

Loved Brian Nisbet's launch party for his poetry collection Now You Know. See Brian's website for more about his work.

The event took place at Rewley House in Oxford on Thursday afternoon and was introduced by poet Jenny Lewis.

There were beautiful settings of Brian's poems to music (played exquisitely by his wife Emily, on trombone, and a violinist) with accompanying readings by Mary Lucille Hindmarch (who organised the event) and Patrick Collins, drama tutor at Oxford University's Department for Continuing Education.

There were also wonderful readings of five of Brian's poems by poet and great admirer of Brian's work RV Bailey.

I loved seeing Brian again and hearing his poems. I worked with him on long fiction during the second year of the Oxford Diploma in Creative Writing. On Thursday we saw how gifted he is when it comes to poetic language and its rhythms and sounds and ‎range of effects, whether communicating profound insight into human experience or brilliant comedy.

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