Saturday 22 July 2017

In-words poetry Wed July 26: DH Lawrence

Graham Fawcett's lecture performance on DH Lawrence, poet
Wednesday July 26, 6.45 for 7pm
The Crypt, St Margaret's Church, Lee Terrace SE13 5DL.
Entrance in Brandram Road. Park in the car park there or in the church forecourt.
Irena Hill says, 'This is a new venue for me, chosen because it's quiet, airy and comfortable. Do come!'
£12.50 online from or at the door. Irena says, 'If you have any difficulties booking this way, do drop me an email' irena.mh50@gmail.comRefreshments (donations welcome).

Graham Fawcett says:

World Poets Series 2017 England and Wales Tour
This evening is for all of you who read and love poetry, whether or not you have yet discovered D H Lawrence as a poet and not just the author of Sons and Lovers, The Rainbow and other novels.

If you have ever read a poem by him, then it may well have been ‘Piano’, the unforgettable early portrait, in word, picture and sound, of Lawrence remembering a woman playing a piano; or maybe ‘Snake’, the intensely relived-moment drama of seeing a snake in Sicily.

Or, perhaps, ‘Bavarian Gentians’, the extraordinary late poem – one of his finest - which takes the flowers and runs with them into the underworld lives of Persephone and Pluto as though to do so were the most natural thing in the world, implicit in the flower.

But then Lawrence, who called his 1920-23 collection Birds, Beasts and Flowers, was eminently a poet of nature (among many who came after, Hughes and Plath admired him for it), but also of so much more. D H Lawrence, Poet will take up the story of just how much!

“Graham Fawcett’s unique style of performance, honed by his years as a broadcaster on BBC Radio 3, informs while entertaining and enriching”. (Anna Powell, West Bay, Dorset)

“A most enjoyable and enlightening lecture. During the evening, I wondered if the snake was really there.” (Member of the audience at D H Lawrence Night in Farnham)

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