Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion & Robert Hass at Aldeburgh

Andrew Motion

Saturday, November 5, 2011 - 17:30

James Cable Room, White Lion Hotel, Aldeburgh, Suffolk

About the event

Andrew Motion at the 23rd Aldeburgh poetry festival. Exchange: 21st Century war poetry. War has changed radically since the start of the 20th century. The ‘enemy’ is rarely in uniform; civilians are the major casualties; precision air strikes, drones and long-range artillery dehumanise much modern warfare. Robert Hass and Andrew Motion are greatly preoccupied with the subject and
as former US and UK Laureates, they share a sense of the
public responsibility of poetry. A fascinating encounter. Tickets £8. Call 01728 687110 or visit

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