The fourth Winchester Poetry Festival will be a celebration of the very special artistic relationship which exists between British and American poets, whether between Robert Frost and Edward Thomas or Sylvia Plath and Stevie Smith. In addition to the sparkling international line-up in October 2020, the festival will also feature major and innovative writers from America, as well as American poets who have made Britain their home.
Performances and events are being held in Southampton as well as Winchester, and will explore the ways in which the two poetry cultures inform and nourish each other, with readings, workshops, a lecture and writers in conversation. Below we feature some of the poets we plan to feature at the festival this year.
10.00 - 10.45am