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The Manchester Literature Festival Blog

  • Review: Take 2: Filigree, Contemporary Black British Poetry

    October 29, 2018

    Centre for New Writing student David Adamson finds the future of British poetry bright. Tonight, in the surgically bright Performance Space of Manchester’s Central Library, three young poets talked about darkness. This wasn’t, however, the usual darkness that audiences of poetry nights are accustomed to. Instead, Momtaza Mehri, Victoria Adukwei Bulley and Rachel Long explored, […]

  • Review: Filigree and Terrance Hayes

    October 29, 2018

    Centre for New Writing student Thomas Lee finds different types of power in an evening of poetry. Dorothea Smartt steps onstage in the stark white Corinthian hatbox of the Manchester Central Library. The music of Johnny Nash and the O’Jays dies away, leaving only the faint strains of a violinist busking outside in St. Peter’s […]