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Mark Wormald

The Catch: Fishing for Ted Hughes

Starts at: Wednesday 19 October 6:00 PM
Finishes at: Wednesday 19 October 7:00 PM

Captivated by the collection River and inspired by the poet’s fishing diaries, Mark Wormald follows in the footsteps of Ted Hughes as he fished the rivers and lakes of Britain and Ireland. An award-winning poet himself – as well as Fellow in English at Pembroke College, Cambridge – Mark becomes obsessed with the elemental pursuit of fishing. At times, he uses Ted’s fly patterns, at others his rods. But always he thrills to the wildness, the fundamental connection to nature. Fishing becomes both release and consolation as Mark fishes after the sudden death of his mother and during the slow fading of his father.

A brilliant blend of memoir and biography, The Catch is a stunning meditation on poetry and nature.