The panel, bookended by two Laureates – Andrew Motion (1999-2009) and Simon Armitage, newly appointed – read from their own work and also from Faber poets past and present. The voices of Ted Hughes, Seamus Heaney and T S Eliot interspersed the performances. 

'Being bohemian in Huddersfield was harder than you might think," quipped Armitage, who read the first poem of his ever published by Faber, called Kid, in 1992. He has been with them for almost one-third of their existence.

Also reading were Lavinia Greenlaw, Daljit Nagra, Richard Scott and Hannah Sullivan.

Picture by Chris Athanasiou

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