Michael Longley in Bath

Thursday 3rd March 2011

  • Venue The Bookshop, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LS
  • Doors open 7.45pm
  • Start time 8pm
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Michael Longley is one of greatest living poets. His latest collection, A Hundred Doors is a work of great power, precision and delicacy. The title-poem evokes the oldest Byzantine church in Greece: Our Lady of a Hundred Doors on the island of Paros. The remains of a Greek temple ‘ache’ beneath its floor. Wild orchids, which crop up in Greece and the Italian Garfagnana as well as Ireland, are among the collection’s multiple ‘doors’. This is a rare chance to hear and be dazzled by one of the greatest poets.