Calling all poetry lovers in Edinburgh – come and join us every second Monday of the month for our poetry reading group, _VOICES. _From Queer and BAME voices, to Native American voices and voices in translation, our reading group will be an opportunity to explore an eclectic range of poetry.
No need to have read every poem from a collection or every collection from a poet! Come along for a casual conversation, to share interpretations and find meaning together.
We are delighted to resume our monthly poetry reading group this October to discuss Shane McCrae's T.S. Eliot shortlisted poetry collection, _Sometimes I Never Suffered_. With the publication of McCrae's memoir around the corner, we have chosen to return to his ambitious and brilliant 2020 collection.
Here, an angel, hastily thrown together by his fellow residents of Heaven, plummets to Earth in his first moments of consciousness. Jim Limber, the adopted mixed-race son of Jefferson Davis, wanders through the afterlife, reckoning with the nuances of America's, as well as his own, racial history.
_Sometimes I Never Suffered_ is a search for purpose and atonement, freedom and forgiveness, imagining eternity not as an escape from the past or present, but as a reverberating record and as the culmination of time's manifold potential to mend.
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