Sue Vickerman read from her Latest poetry collection Adventus at the recent Settle Sessions poetry night held at the Folly in Settle. Jean Stevens read from her pamphlet The Tilt set in Ghana. Winners of a poetry competition for young people held as part of the Tom Twistleton Centenary Festival also read their poems.
You can read all about this very special event here.
There is a review of the evening in the Yorkshire Times here. The reviewer wrote of Sue that,
she is a well seasoned traveller, with a fine dispassionate eye for apparently insignificant detail, often viewed obliquely.
Good poetry is often conceived in hindsight and at several geographical removes, and much of Vickerman’s is written from the perspective of distant, sharply felt, memory.
The figurative bruising remains: her measured rendition of the poem ‘The end of love’ gave visceral and emotional life to the shocking pain of relationship breakdown.
You can buy a copy of Adventus from Berlin Butike here.