Nick Laird at the Bluecoat, Liverpool

Nick Laird at the Bluecoat, Liverpool

17th October 2018

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Acclaimed Northern Irish poet and novelist, Nick Laird, will be at Bluecoat to speak about his new poetry collection Feel Free – described by The Guardian as an ‘outstanding collection’ it concerns patterns of freedom and constraint – the family, the impress of history, the body itself – and how we might transcend them.

On the night he will be in conversation with Dr Deaglan O Donghaile, FHEA, Senior Lecturer in English Literature, Liverpool John Moores University. He will also be discussing some of his previous works, including Modern Gods (2017).

Join us for an evening of poetry, debate and insight as Laird makes his Liverpool literary debut.

“Throughout this outstanding collection, there is the sense of an elsewhere, at once tantalisingly close and unreachable” – Kate Kellaway, The Observer 

Laird is formidably accomplished” – The Guardian 


Nick Laird is an acclaimed poet and novelist. Go Giants (2012)  further established him in the words of Colm Tóibín as “an assured and brilliant  voice in Irish poetry.” His novel Modern Gods (2017) spans between Northern Ireland and Papua New Guinea, charting the intimacies and disappointments of a family trying to hold itself together, and the repercussions of history and faith.