Prize-winning poetry collection: A Scattering

Pilgrims Hospices, in collaboration with the School of English, will be hosting a reading with poet Christopher Reid as part of the Canterbury Festival. Lucinda Gane, Christopher Reid’s wife, died in October 2005. A Scattering is his tribute to her and consists of four poetic sequences, the first written during her final illness, and the other three at intervals after her death. Winner of the Costa Prize 2009 and Shortlisted for the Forward Prize and the T S Eliot Prize.

Christopher Reid reads from his Prize-winning poetry collection: A Scattering
Date: Saturday 14 October
Location: 2nd Floor, Waterstones, Canterbury
Time: 18.30 for a 19.00 start
Cost: Tickets £3 available from Waterstones. All proceeds to Pilgrims Hospices

Praise for A Scattering

‘Immensely moving. Reid is a first-rate poet and this is his best book to date’ – Wendy Cope

‘A lucid, cogent panorama of grief and loss’ – The Guardian

‘A moving, unsentimental record of loss’ – Independent

Following the reading we will invite the audience to join us in a discussion with Christopher Reid and Theresa Rowlstone, an Associate Nurse Practitioner at Pilgrims Hospices, about the poems and the wider issues they raise in dealing with grief and the death of a loved one. All are welcome to attend, but places are limited so please pop into Waterstones to book onto the event or email if you have any questions.