To celebrate National Poetry Day, we look forward to a visit from Mario Petrucci, celebrated poet, physicist and ecologist. His award-winning collection Flowers of Sulphur is a meditation on, and warning about, climate change. The theme for Poetry Day 2016 is Messages, so Mario will talk about "What is the planet's message to us?". He will also run creative writing workshops.
All students will be able to Meet the Poet in the library at lunchtime, and listen to him read from his work. This is a joint venture with our Literary Society.
Mario Petrucci is a celebrated poet, educator, filmmaker, physicist and ecologist, and his award-winning poetry collection Flowers of Sulphur is (among many things) a meditation on, and warning about, climate change. His many prizes include the Daily Telegraph/ Arvon Prize (for Heavy Water: a poem for Chernobyl, 2004) and four outright wins in the London Writers Competition. Shortlisted for the 2012 Ted Hughes Award, his vast 3D poetry soundscape Tales from the Bridge was a major part of London’s Cultural Olympiad, and he is the only poet to have held residency at the Imperial War Museum. He also engaged orchestras and their endangered instruments as BBC Radio 3’s first ever resident poet. Since he began writing, he has published or broadcast almost 1000 poems in magazines and through such avenues as The Spectator, The Independent, BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service. A tireless innovator and tutor, he is a Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund. www.mariopetrucci.com
More biography at: http://www.poetryinternationalweb.net/pi/site/poet/item/17305/Mario-Petrucci
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