David Harsent

David Harsent reading Edinburgh

David Harsent

Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 11:00

Peppers Theatre, Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh

About the event

Robert Bringhurst & David Harsent at Edinburgh International Book Festival. This event features two leading poets whose verse is celebrated internationally: Margaret Atwood argued that ‘Robert Bringhurst’s achievement is gigantic’, while Fiona Sampson described David Harsent’s poetry as ‘unsurpassed’. Yet despite their acclaim, both Bringhurst and Harsent are modest about their poetry and equally recognised for their other interests: Bringhurst for his love of good typography, and Harsent for his collaborations with the composer Harrison Birtwistle. This promises to be a remarkable event. Tickets: £10.00, £8.00. Visit: www.edbookfest.co.uk/the-festival/whats-on