Ford Madox Brown: Image to Word
Acclaimed poet Jean Sprackland has been commissioned by Manchester Literature Festival to respond to Manchester Art Gallery’s new exhibition Ford Madox Brown: Pre-Raphaelite Pioneer. At this unique event she will read her commissioned poems against the vibrant and illuminating backdrop of her inspirations. Jean Sprackland’s most recent collection, Tilt, won the Costa Poetry Award. Hard Water was shortlisted for both the TS Eliot Prize and the Whitbread Award for Poetry, and Tattoos for Mothers Day was shortlisted for the Forward Prize (Best First Collection). She was chosen as one of the Next Generation Poets in 2004 and she is currently the Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University.