Three popular poets are joining forces for an afternoon’s reading and discussion of their poetry during the Buxton Festival Literary Series. John Elinger, (the pen name of Sir Christopher Ball - the former Chancellor of Derby University), Roger Elkin, a respected Poetry Competitions’ Judge and winner of many awards, and F. Philip Holland, Buxton’s own local poet, will team up for a recital performance in the Pavilion Arts Centre.
The three poets will explore subjects of: place, the natural world, travel, people, animals, seasons and emotions,and also touching on art, music, love, loss, philosophy and a healthy dose of humour! These themes, using a variety of poetic forms, will show the diversity that encompasses the many moods and genres of poetry.
John Elinger has published two collections; Still Life and Operatic Interludes, and also recently published That Sweet City, his poems about Oxford. Roger Elkin has published ten collections, won many prizes in national and international competitions, including the Sylvia Plath Award for poems about women and is a well-known tutor of poetry courses. F. Philip Holland has published six collections, including Words of a Derbyshire Poet and Jigsaw, and has performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Chester Festival, and this will be his fourth Buxton Festival appearance.
The three poets perform on Sunday, 21st July, at 2.00 p.m. in the Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton.
Tickets priced at £8.50 are available from the Box Office, Tel: 0845 127 2190 or visit www.buxtonfestival.co.uk