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The Journey Back – poetry reading event at Mura Ma with writers Kate Feld, Rebecca Hurst and Christine Reseeta Walker.

Friday 5 July. Tickets are £8 and includes refreshments, available via the website here

This evening of poetry and conversation will bring together three writers based in the north-west of England who, this spring, have published debut collections that transport their readers from Greater Manchester to Jamaica, Vermont, and the Sussex Weald.

Kate Feld is the author of the chapbook of poetry and photography, Deeryard, published by Death of Workers Whilst Building Skyscrapers. Kate grew up in in the U.S. state of Vermont and now lives outside Manchester, UK. Deeryard is a book ‘with its heart located somewhere between Central Vermont and the West Pennine Moors’, and reflects Kate’s interest in poetry, short fiction, essays and prose that sits between forms.

Rebecca Hurst grew up in Sussex Weald, spent her formative adult years in Fort Worth, Texas, and now lives in Marple. She is a writer, opera maker, and researcher, and in March 2024 published her debut poetry collection The Iron Bridge. Her poems engage with art and artisanal making, archival practices, and place-making through embodied experience and imagined inheritances.

Christine Roseeta Walker is a Jamaican poet and novelist living on the outskirts of Manchester, England. Her debut book, Coco Island, is a collection of astonishing, alchemical poems that, in the words of Rachel Mann, ‘transmute the stuff of a Jamaican childhood and heritage into a language which both invites and quietly disturbs.' Christine’s poems are visceral and vivid, recreating childhood experiences with the keen wit and eye for detail of a born storyteller.

Following readings, the three writers will discuss transnational poetry, place-myth, and creative collaborations.

Mark Whittaker
The Marple Website