Ryan van Winkle joins AUP Fiction writers this week for a special Poetry in Prose Workshop but there’s also a chance to join him for a Shakespeare and Company coffee morning on Tuesday 15 March at 10 a.m. Ryan will read from his recent collection The Good Dark, winner of the Saltire Society Scottish Poetry Book of the Year 2015.
The Good Dark is the place we go to remember. The Good Dark is the place we go to take account. In his atmospheric second collection, Ryan Van Winkle charts what is found when love is lost. A lyric voice that is both familiar and strangely different leads us through the shifting forests of memory and towards a grim acknowledgement of the need to get up, to be careful, to move. The Good Dark includes poems from Van Winkle’s acclaimed one-on-one poetry performance Red, Like Our Room Used to Feel (Edinburgh Fringe 2012) and cements his reputation as one of the most evocative poets writing today.