Making Thunder Roar

fir tree

I have contributed a new poem ‘Split Fir Tree’, to Making Thunder Roar, a new exhibition at The Bronte Parsonage, Haworth, West Yorkshire, which celebrates the 200th birthday of Emily Bronte.

Contributors include Dame Judi Dench, Anita Rani, Maxine Peake, Sally Wainwright and others, each writing a piece to be exhibited alongside an item belonging to Emily Bronte. Some details taken from are below.

The work is also available in an accompanying book, available from The Bronte Parsonage.

thunder roar

Emily’s Bicentenary Exhibition

Showing: February 1st 2018  – January 1st 2019 

Emily Brontë is one of the greatest writers in English literature, and yet very little is actually known about her. What we do know survives as fragments of information from the people who knew her best, while years of fascination by her biographers have introduced speculation and myth to fill the gaps in our knowledge. To mark the bicentenary of Emily Brontë’s birth, this exhibition invites a number of well-known Emily admirers to share their own fascination with her life and work. Specially commissioned contributions from Maxine Peake, Lily Cole and Helen Oyeyemi amongst others result in a thought-provoking selection of Emily’s possessions, writing and artwork as well as some of the well-loved household objects she used daily. These personal responses to Emily acknowledge the gaps in our understanding about this intriguing writer, but also encourage fresh perspectives on her life and work. Free with admission to the Museum.

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