Join us for an afternoon of outstanding poetry from two leading poets from the Black Country. Award Winning Poet Liz Berry and Wolverhampton-based rising star, Romalyn Ante, who will both be reading a selection of poems from their outstanding collections.

About Liz Berry

Liz Berry is an award-winning poet from the Black Country. Her first book of poems, Black Country (Chatto 2014), a ‘sooty, soaring hymn to her native West Midlands’ (Guardian) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, received a Somerset Maugham Award, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Award and Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2014. Her pamphlet The Republic of Motherhood (Chatto, 2018) was a Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice, and the title poem won the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem 2018. Liz's latest book is The Dereliction (Hercules Editions, 2021), a collaboration with artist Tom Hicks. 

About Romalyn Ante

Romalyn Ante is a Filipino-British, Wolverhampton-based poet, translator, editor, and essayist. She is co-founding editor of harana poetry, a magazine for poets who write in English as a second or parallel language, and founder of Tsaá with Roma, an online interview series with poets and other creatives. Her debut collection, Antiemetic for Homesickness (Chatto Poetry), is shortlisted for the Jhalak Prize and longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize. Her honours include the Poetry London Prize, Manchester Poetry Prize, Society of Author's Foundation Award, Developing Your Creative Practice, Creative Future Literary Award, Artist International Development award, amongst others. She was recently awarded the Jerwood Compton Fellowship '21-'22. 

Performer: Liz Berry & Romalyn Ante

Date: 5 February

Time: 16:00-17:00

Venue: Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Price: £8

Ages: Suitable for all ages

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