Jen Hadfield won the 2008 T.S. Eliot Prize with her second collection, NIGH-NO-PLACE. In this short video she reads four poems from the book, beginning with the title-poem 'Nigh-No-Place', followed by 'In the same way', 'Daed-traa', and then 'Paternoster', the Lord's Prayer uttered by a draught-horse. The film shows excerpts from her Wordsworth Trust reading St Oswald's Church, Grasmere, Cumbria, on 30 June 2009 (when she read in the Dove Cottage series with George Szirtes). As part of Creative Connections Shetland, August 2009, Jen will be holding workshops during 'Makkin wi' Words', and leading a poetry walk around the coast near her home. Early in September Jen will be one of the authors taking part in Wordplay 2009.
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