Graham Burchell and Rosie Jackson read their poems and give commentary on, and show images of, paintings and photographs as they follow the life and explore the Biblical work of visionary artist Stanley Spencer.
Graham Burchell was the 2012 Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year, and is a 2013 Hawthornden Fellow. He is also chair of the Dartmoor based Moor Poets and one of the team of four responsible for the Teignmouth Poetry Festival. His third collection Kate was published in May 2015.
Rosie Jackson has taught literature in the universities of East Anglia, Bristol UWE, and Nottingham Trent. She regularly performs her work at Frome Poetry Café, Bradford on Avon’s Words and Ears, in Bristol and other venues across the South West. 2014 Hawthornden Fellow, she won the 2017 Cookham Festival poetry competition on the theme of Stanley Spencer, and the 2018 Wells Poetry Festival Prize. Rosie’s poems have appeared in many publications and anthologies and her books include The Glass Mother, The Light Box, Mothers Who Leave, Fantasy, and What the Ground Holds. She collaborates with Gordon McKerrow on poetry films.
With thanks to the Reverend Craig Bishop, Richard Stephens, Sally Dymott, Ailsa Scott and Sarah Roberts