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The Darwin Poems: A reading by Emily Ballou

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Ballou’s sensitive and beautifully imagined verse-portrait of Charles Darwin’s life separates the man from the legend, bringing to light the textures of his work and dreams, the noise and touch of his family and his inner doubts and questions. These poems are the culmination of a 5-year journey that took Ballou from the Blue Mountains of Australia to Down House in Kent, and to Cambridge and the Darwin archives.

Emily Ballou is a prize-winning Australian poet, novelist and screenwriter. She will be appearing this summer at the Edinburgh Book Festival, with the winner of the T. S. Eliot Poetry Prize Jen Hadfield.

This talk is part of the Clare Hall Talks series.

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