Literature: Patrick Wright – Nullaby
- Wed 21 Mar 2018
- 7:00 pm
This is the Manchester launch of Patrick Wright’s poetry pamphlet, Nullaby, published by Eyewear (2017).
The event will involve a reading, Q & A, and book signing. Copies of the book will be for sale.
Nullaby explores themes such as psychodrama in the domestic space, clandestine realities of love, and fears and anxieties in a modern relationship; the reflections on which most often occur in liminal states between sleep and waking or as a result of being kept awake at night (hence the title, which suggests an anti-lullaby).
“Blindness, and seeing, are inseparable in Patrick Wright’s ‘Nullaby’. Deeply personal in the way they record illness and care, the poems often emerge out of darkness: in ‘The Blind Photographer’, typically, he relishes the dense particularities of his speaker’s situation, even as he goes about ‘invoking all that’s lost in the world / as blocks of visitation on contact paper.'” – John McAuliffe