Join poet, educator and T S Eliot Award shortlisted writer Jacqueline Saphra for an intimate reading from her recent book A Bargain With The Light: Poems After Lee Miller, published by Hercules Press in 2017. The evening will include an introduction by Saphra into her journey through Miller’s story to the writing of the poems, along with an informal Q&A session and book signing.
Informed by the life and work of Lee Miller and inspired by the 2015 Imperial War Museum exhibition Lee Miller: A Woman’s War, A Bargain with the Light has been performed at the Ledbury and Bridlington Poetry Festivals, and at the recent WOW Festival at the Southbank Centre.
Places are free but booking is required, please book online.
This event takes place as part of Wakefield Artwalk.
Jacqueline Saphra describes herself as a poet, editor, agitator, teacher, organiser and word-enthusiast, writing prose and poems cross genres while collaborating with composers, musicians and visual artists.
Saphra founded The Shuffle, a regular live poetry night, was Poet in Residence for Good Housekeeping and a board member for Magma Poetry. She teaches poetry in a range of settings including The Poetry School. Her work has been nominated for the nominated for the T.S.Eliot prize and Aldeburgh First Collection Prize.
A book of prose poems, If I Lay on my Back I saw Nothing but Naked Women, illustrated by Mark Andrew Webber was published in 2014 by the Emma Press. Saphra worked with Benjamin Tassie to create a specially composed series of musical ‘miniatures’ for ‘cello and piano to accompany the poems in performance, for which they won the Best Collaborative Work in the Saboteur Awards 2015.