Award-winning Derry poet Colette Bryce is home next week for her first poetry reading here in almost a decade.
Next Thursday evening, October 3, will see Colette read at the Verbal Arts Centre at 8pm, introduced by fellow Derry poet, Lynne Edgar. The visit coincides with that of Carol Ann Duffy, the UK Poet Laureate, who will also read locally next week.
Colette, originally from Westend Park, is working on her fourth collection for Picador.
“I suppose I do feel lucky in this climate because there are so many poetry presses closing and some poets really struggle in that respect. I’m really looking forward to reading in Derry - it’s been nine years since I’ve read at home. I’m just back from the On Home Ground Poetry Festival too, so Derry readings can be a bit like buses, you wait ages, then two come along at once!”
(See the full interview with Colette in the Sunday Journal )
See ‘Derry Journal’ online for Colette’s full interview.