Patience Agbabi at Petersfield Write Angle poetry & music + Open Mic, Upstairs at The Square Brewery, performing ‘The Wife of Bafa’ in July 2013.
Sheri Smith introduces us to the character of Chaucer’s Wife of Bath and her modern-day counterpart, Mrs Alice Ebi Bafa. Read on to find out more! And thus they lyve unto hir lyves ende In parfit joye; and Jhesu Crist us sende Housebondes meeke, yonge, … Continue reading The Wife of Bath and the Wife of Bafa
Patience Agbabi, performing the poem that would become the Prologue to her remix of Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, at the English and Media Centre’s student conference in October 2012 at the London Institute of Education.
Our next BookTalk event will celebrate World Poetry Day with a discussion of a brilliant re-interpretation of Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales for the 21st century by one of the UK’s foremost poets: Patience Agbabi’s 2014 poetry collection, Telling Tales.
A review from Siriol McAvoy of our last BookTalk event about David Jones’ In Parenthesis, which took place on 11th October 2016, to whet some appetites on the eve of our next event.
Although Cardiff BookTalk is focussing on his writing in In Parenthesis, David Jones was also a talented visual artist. This was the subject of a recent exhibition at Cardiff University’s Special Collections and Archives: https://scolarcardiff.wordpress.com/2016/05/09/exhibition-david-jones-1895-1974/ It is also discussed brilliantly by Fiona MacCarthy in the following article: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/oct/10/soldier-poet-painter-david-jones-britains-outsider
On 10 July 1916, the 15th battalion of the Royal Welch Fusiliers attacked Mametz Wood in northern France. Their assault was part of the recently launched Somme offensive, and followed the now familiar method of British attacks over this period. Walking in four lines across … Continue reading Owen Sheers on In Parenthesis