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Gillian Clarke and Robert Minhinnick chaired by Jon Gower

Poetry Reading

Hay Festival 2022, 

The celebrated Welsh writers and poets read their work in a special evening for poetry. Clarke’s most recent book is The Gododdin: Lament for the Fallen, which charts the fall of 363 warriors in the battle of Catraeth, around the year 600 AD, when the men of the Brittonic kingdom of Gododdin rose to unite the Welsh and the Picts against the English, only to meet a devastating fate. Minhinnick’s new short prose book is Delirium, a kaleidoscopic collection in which poetry jostles consumerism, the implacability of the algorithm, local history, nature and much else.

Gillian Clarke’s work has been on the GCSE and A Level syllabus for more than 30 years. She has written numerous radio and theatre dramas, and translated poetry and prose from Welsh. Robert Minhinnick is a poet, essayist and novelist. A three-time winner of Wales Book of the Year, he has been shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize and Ondaatje Prize (twice). He is co-founder of Friends of the Earth Cymru and Sustainable Wales.