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Welcoming Tom Sastry to Worcestershire for one night only

The cover of Tom Sastry's Collection 'A Man's House Catches Fire' Published Wednesday, 15th January 2020

Worcestershire will be welcoming poet Tom Sastry next week as he tours across the West Midlands with his debut collection ’A Man’s House Catches Fire’.

The collection launched last year and the county has been chosen to host an evening with Tom, celebrating the collection.

He will be visiting Bromsgrove Library on Monday 20th January from 7pm-8pm.

During his visit, he will be reading from the book and then answering questions from the audience.

Councillor Lucy Hodgson, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Communities, said: “It’s wonderful to be able to welcome Tom to Worcestershire as part of his promotion for his debut collection and to share some of his works with our customers. We’re extremely honoured to be hosting one of poetry’s brightest talents in our county."

Tom Sastry was chosen by Carol Ann Duffy as one of the 2016 Laureate's Choice poets.

His work following on from this accolade, Complicity, was a Poetry School Book of the Year and a Poetry Book Society pamphlet choice.

The ’A Man’s House Catches Fire’. collection has recently been featured in a round-up piece by the Guardian looking back at the best recent poetry.

This is a free poetry event, with no need to book a place in advance.