Poetry in the Cathedral with Martyn Halsall.
Martyn Halsall, the first Poet in Residence at Carlisle Cathedral, will read from his collection Sanctuary, and reflect on his experiences of the life, faith, history and personalities that shaped a 1,000 year old holy place. His poems explore dragons and theologians, egg-box housing and a well of rubbish, holy socks, ancient and modern pilgrims, bell-ringers, wandering masons, a prophetic child and much more. He will also read some poems from his new collection, Coronach.
Martyn Halsall , a former staff correspondent with The Guardian, lives and writes in West Cumbria. He holds postgraduate degrees in creative writing, and creative literary studies from the Universities of Lancaster and Cumbria and is poetry editor of The Third Way. His latest pamphlet collection, Coronach was published by Wayleave Press in June this year.