Join us for Cahal Dahal’s Centenary Lecture on the much-loved poet Charles Causley, presented by The Poetry Society & Charles Causley Trust.
Cahal Dallat, Charles Causley Trust centenary writer-in-residence, explores the lasting work and influence of Charles Causley: war poet, Christian poet, children’s writer, eco-poet and protest poet. A voice for our times and ahead of his own.
Join us at 7 for a drink, then head downstairs for for the lecture to begin at 7.30. Writers from our Young Poets Network have been considering Causley over the winter months – they will introduce the evening with a selection of their new poems.
About Cahal Dallat
The poet, critic and musician Cahal Dallat was the Causley 100 musician and poet-in-residence at Charles Causley’s house, Launceston, Cornwall, during summer 2017. As a poet, Cahal has been widely published and his many awards include the Keats-Shelley Prize, 2017 and the Strokestown International Prize. His latest collection is The Year of Not Dancing (Blackstaff Press). He writes regularly on Irish fiction and drama for journals including Times Literary Supplement and the Guardian, and is a regular panellist on BBC Radio 4’s weekly arts magazine, Saturday Review. This spring he will take up a Research Fellowship at the Harry Ransom Center of the University of Texas, Austin, supported by the C.P. Snow Memorial Fund. He plays bandoneon, musette-accordion, flute, mando-fiddle, piano, clarinet, soprano-sax and more, and has been resident musician at Coffee-House Poetry at the Troubadour, London, from 1997.
More details about the work of the Charles Causley Trust here.