Tim Liardet in Bath

Wednesday 20th October 2010

  • Venue The Bookshop, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LS
  • Doors open 7.45pm
  • Start time 8pm
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Priest Skear is Tim Liardet’s seventh collection of poems. Taking as its starting point the drowning of twenty-three Chinese cocklepickers in Morecambe Bay in 2004, this extended sequence is a haunting allegory of personal risk and of a social malaise which, in Liardet’s vision, reaches from the day-to-day oppression of migrant workers to the Fourth Estate and to Parliament itself. The sea’s terrors, horrifically foregrounded, become the lens through which the features of contemporary racism are refracted.