The Poetry Pharmacy: Tried and True Prescriptions for the Heart , Mind and Soul
Finishes at: Sunday 16 October 5:15 PM
'Poems: take two when required.’
The ultimate in self-help books, The Poetry Pharmacy is invaluable in helping treat a wide range of symptoms. Countless ailments have been soothed through the power of poetry, especially during lockdown. There is no scientific basis for this; it just seems to work! Stephen Fry describes it as ‘A matchless compound of hug, tonic and kiss’. And you can’t say fairer than that!
Whether you are worrying about an ageing body or suffering an existential crisis, the chances are you’ll feel better after a poem or two. In this innovative Anniversary Event, you are invited to bring your concerns to our ‘pharmacist’, William, founder of the Forward Prizes for Poetry, and to receive a personal poetry prescription.
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