Launch event for Tormentil

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A new poetry collection by Ian Humphreys

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A new poetry collection by Ian Humphreys

Join us to celebrate the launch of new collection Tormentil by Ian Humphreys (Brontë Parsonage Museum Writer in Residence, 2023), published by Nine Arches Press.

The event will include readings from the collection and a Q&A with Ian about his work on the book. We'll delve into the inspiration behind the poems, the flora and fauna of the South Pennines, family, childhood memories, and long moorland walks, hear about Ian’s work with the Brontë Parsonage Museum so far, and his plans for future projects.

About Tormentil

‘I can’t face the big stuff so I comb the moors for a tiny yellow flower

Set largely in the starkly beautiful West Yorkshire moorlands, these poems creep and bloom across geographies and time. This vital, soaring book contemplates loss, migration, otherness, environmental concerns, and all the internal and external elements that bind us, make us unique.

Praise for Tormentil:

‘A golden thread runs through this book – joining grief to happiness, the small to the vast, the ground to the sky.’ -  Zaffar Kunial

‘A compelling read.’ - Carola Luther

‘This is a moving and powerful collection that will be read and re-read for years to come.’ - Kim Moore

Booking Information

Tickets: £5
Date: Saturday 7 October, 3pm – 4pm

Limited places available. Booking advised. Book online or by calling 01535 640192

This event will take place at The Brontë Event Space at the Old School Room, Church St, Haworth, Keighley BD22 8DR
About Ian Humphreys

Ian lives in West Yorkshire. His debut poetry collection Zebra (Nine Arches Press) was nominated for the Portico Prize. His second collection, Tormentil, due in September 2023 from Nine Arches, won a Royal Society of Literature ‘Literature Matters’ Award while in progress. Ian is the editor of Why I Write Poetry (Nine Arches), and the producer and co-editor of After Sylvia: Poems and Essays in Celebration of Sylvia Plath (Nine Arches). His work has been highly commended in the Forward Prizes for Poetry and won the Hamish Canham Prize. Ian is widely published in journals, including The Poetry Review, The Rialto and Poetry London, and has written for the BBC. He is a fellow of The Complete Works and Writer in Residence at the Brontë Parsonage Museum (2023/24).

Follow Ian on Twitter @IanHumphWriter
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