‘A Hard Grief’: Sonnets written in a pandemic

by Scott Thurston

Scott Thurston reads a selection of sonnets from A Hard Grief. This reading is accompanied by an interview with Scott by Malika Booker on writing poetry during a pandemic: watch the interview now.

Photo of Scott ThurstonScott Thurston is a poet, mover, and educator at the University of Salford. He has published fifteen books and chapbooks of poetry, including three full-length collections with Shearsman: Hold (2006), Momentum (2008) and Internal Rhyme (2010). More recent work includes Poems for the Dance (Aquifer, 2017), Draft Vicinity (Knives Forks and Spoons, 2018) and We Must Betray Our Potential (The Red Ceilings, 2018). Scott is founding co-editor of open access Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry and co-organized the long-running poetry reading series The Other Room in Manchester. Since 2004, he has been developing a poetics integrating dance and poetry which has seen him studying with dancers in Berlin and New York and collaborating with dancers in the UK.