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Colpitt's Poetry: Reginald Gibbons and Peter Armstrong

10th October 2008, 20:00 to 22:00, 4 North Bailey, Alington House, Durham

Reginald Gibbons' meditative, ecologically aware, technically inventive poetry addresses powerful themes of memory, obligation, love and sorrow, proving, said the Library Journal, that ‘at least someone hears the difficult, almost inexpressible stories that would otherwise dissolve in silence'. From Risings (Enitharmon 1988) to The Capital of Nowhere (Picador 2003) (described by Don Paterson as ‘intricate, radiant and politically articulate meditations on art, work and the North, imbued with a quiet Anglican mysticism' ) Peter Armstrong's poetry has combined sculptural strength and beauty with quiet but penetrating feeling and insight.

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