8th October - 8th October 2019
Join poet Suzannah Evans as she reads from her 2018 poetry collection Near Future and discusses her writing experiences. Set in an all-too-imaginable Earth where resources are insufficient for human existence and asteroid storms threaten the solar system, Suzannah’s poems ask us to think about what we would do if we were there: if we had to go to work meetings as the world ends; where we might most stylishly store our iodine tablets; how efficient carbon harvesting would really be if it were administered by middle management. This might be the Writer in Residence event that offers real survival tips…
Suzannah Evans is a poet whose work considers the apocalypse in all its forms, from climate change and the rise of artificial intelligence to relationship breakdowns. Her poems have been published in many magazines, including Poetry Review, The Rialto, and Magma. Her poem ‘Helpline’ was a Guardian Poem of the Week in August 2017. Suzannah also teaches creative writing to adults and in schools, and is Assistant Editor for The Poetry Business/ smith|doorstop Books. She lives in Sheffield.
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