Elizabeth Parker

date_range Sunday 28 July, 11:30 - 12:30 location_on Acoustic Tent

Elizabeth Parker is a founding member of Bristol poetry quartet The Spoke, and co-host of the Bristol poetry event Under The Red Guitar. Her debut collection is In Her Shambles (Seren), she has a pamphlet, Antinopolis (Eyewear) and her poems have appeared in Magma, The Stony Thursday Book, The Interpreter’s House, Poetry Salzburg and Agenda.

She has been shortlisted for the Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition and The Bridport Prize, and was a prizewinner in the 2016 Troubadour International Poetry Prize. Elizabeth lives in Bristol with her partner and two sons.

She is writing two novels based on her experiences teaching Shakespeare to teenagers.

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Performance Overview

Elizabeth will be reading from her new poetry collection ‘Cormorant’, published by Seren Books. ‘Plunging through story and memory…Parker’s poems surface with a haul of truths that are dark and dazzling.’ (Deborah Harvey).

Elizabeth Parker’s second collection, Cormorant, explores the titular bird to tell stories about human and natural worlds, their losses and felicities. As Parker regards the miracle of the cormorant, she reminds us of the importance of wonder, offering an uplifting antidote to difficult times.