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Microcosmic – with Jen Hadfield

Thursday 26 May 2016, 6:30 pm9:00 pm

Detail from Marsh Marigold with the life cycle of a frog by Maria Merian
Grape Vine with Gaudy Sphinx Moth - Maria Merian. Copyright Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2016
Grape Vine with Gaudy Sphinx Moth – Maria Merian. Copyright Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2016

‘Wild places can provoke our curiosity infinitely if we continually challenge ourselves to look deeper.’

Join poet Jen Hadfield as she performs poems of wonder and astonishment, inspired by her home in Shetland, set against the backdrop of two current exhibitions at The Queen’s Gallery: Scottish Artists 1750-1900 and Maria Merian’s Butterflies. She will premiere a new poem written especially for this event, which celebrates the art of looking closely. 

The winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize, Hadfield writes intimate explorations of the ecosystems of sea, shore and moor. The evening concludes with a private view of the exhibitions and a complimentary glass of wine.

In association with the Royal Collection Trust.

Tickets

£15.00 / £13.50 concessions and Poetry Society members, available from The Queen’s Gallery website

To claim your members’ discount: email [email protected] for a code you can apply when buying your ticket from The Queen’s Gallery.

Altered Perception – Writing Workshop with Jen Hadfield

Making a rare visit from Shetland, poet Jen Hadfield will also lead a 1-day writing workshop on Saturday 28 May. This series of creative experiments is designed to wake up your poetic response, heightening your awareness and helping you get out of the way of your own fluent voice. Find out more and book online.

About the poet

Jen Hadfield

Jen Hadfield has published three collections of poetry. Her first, Almanacs, won an Eric Gregory Award, and her second, Nigh-No-Place,  the 2008 T. S. Eliot Prize. She has family in Canada and England and lives in Shetland. Her third collection, Byssus, was published by Picador in 2014.

 

Event website:

https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/event/performances-poet-jen-hadfield-microcosmic