Toward Grand Central

Novelist Zina Rohan reads an extract from a long poem – a half-fictionalised commentary on the affair between the poets George Barker and Elizabeth Smart. Both published an account of their relationship: on one side an out of print novel and on the other a highly acclaimed novella. This poem does not set out to reconcile these opposing voices but steps back from the tempestuous encounter and offers a chorus to it.

Composer Donna McKevitt is currently setting this work [find out more]