Shine, Darling – Ella Frears

  • Dartington Hall
  • May 26
  • 20:00 - 21:00
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One of the UK’s most vibrant and exciting poets performs live at Dartington.

This is an exciting opportunity to see our poet-in-residence read from her collection Shine, Darling. These are wry, vivid poems whose power lies in their intimacy; they are as insistent as they are circumspect, drawing close to the reader’s ear and bringing them into confidence.

The engine of Shine, Darling is one of strength, of fortitude in confronting and surviving the world, of a lifted-chin audacity – ‘There was pain,’ the speaker allows, ‘but it was not new pain.’

Ella Frears’s collection Shine, Darling (Offord Road Books, 2020) was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, and the T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry. Ella is a trustee and editor for Magma poetry magazine and has been a poet in residence for Tate Britain, the National Trust, Royal Holloway University physics department, and the John Hansard Gallery among others. Ella’s poems about the St Ives Modernists are currently on show at Tate St Ives. She was recently named the first-ever Poet in Residence for the Dartington Trust gardens.

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