Allie Esiri: A Poem for Every Autumn Day, A Light in Dark Times

By the end of this difficult year, we may all wish to be transported to another world. Enter the irrepressible Allie Esiri, whose bestselling poetry anthologies have long provided nourishment and comfort.

Packed with an eclectic mix of beloved classics and hidden gems, the poems in her new seasonal collection A Poem for Every Autumn Day arrive like early gifts, each holding a special connection to the date on which they appear.

In an unmissable Book Festival event, Esiri lets you in on the secret formula behind her choices; while a roster of famous faces, including Helena Bonham Carter, Jamael Westman and Tobias Menzies, make an appearance to offer a peak of the soulful poems you have to look forward to as the nights get darker. This special event is directed by Paul Weiland and features musician Andrew Madingley.

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