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Luke Kennard in Bath

Thursday 1st January 1970

  • Venue The Bookshop, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LS
  • Doors open 7.45pm
  • Start time 8pm
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The long-awaited fifth collection from Next Generation Poet Luke Kennard, Cain is a fiercely witty and breathtakingly original book from one of British poetry’s brightest lights.

The year is 2016 and the poet finds himself estranged from his family, his publisher and his faith. With the help of his Community Psychiatric Nurse, who claims to be the living embodiment of Cain, Kennard changes his name to Father K and searches for answers in his childhood, in poetry, in alcohol, and in a notorious long-running DVD box-set, cancelled after 31 episodes.