Join Brian Bilston, Twitter’s unofficial Poet Laureate, as he enters into conversation with himself (and possibly his cat). Brian will be asking himself to read some poems from his first collection ‘You Took the Last Bus Home’ and extracts from his poetry-infused novel, ‘Diary of a Somebody’, which was shortlisted for the 2020 Costa First Novel award.
Brian has been dubbed ‘the Banksy of Poetry’ – he has kept his identity secret and stumbled into poetry via composing short poems on Twitter, eventually racking up more than 50,000 followers. His powerful poem ‘Refugees’ has been released as a beautifully illustrated children’s picture book. His clever, wry poems can take the shape of Christmas trees or Venn diagrams, he can poke fun at grammar pedants, and mock Jeremy Clarkson, but also tap into profound depths.