In These Days of Prohibition is Caroline Bird’s highly-anticipated new poetry collection. An Eric Gregory Award winner and lauded by Lemn Sissay (‘an original captivating and spellbinding voice’), Simon Armitage (‘irrepressible’) and Ruth Padel (‘astonishingly assured’), she is a poet of dark hilarity and telling social comment. Shifting between poetic and vulgar registers, the surreal imagery of her early work is re-deployed to venture into the badlands of the human psyche. Her poems hold their subjects in an unflinching grip, addressing faces behind the veneer, asking what it is that keeps us alive.
The Old Vic and Carcanet Press invite you to join us for this special launch as Caroline reads from In These Days of Prohibition, with a book signing after the main event.
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This talk takes place in The Old Vic Rehearsal Room
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