Hear celebrated poets including Margaret Atwood, who makes a rare appearance to read her poetry and share her ‘desert island poems’, plus Carol Ann Duffy, Roger McGough, Owen Sheers, Andrew Motion, Fiona Sampson, Ishion Hutchinson, alongside dazzling new voices – Hannah Sullivan, Ilya Kaminsky, Phoebe Power, Jay Bernard. The Festival shines a light on translation and welcomes poets from China, Latin America, Europe, Trinidad. Why not catch Alexei Sayle, Ali Smith, Brian Bilston, Eleanor Bron and the hilarious and entertaining Paradise Rocks!