|Anita Sethi||Writer and journalist|
|Pratyusha||Poet and writer|
Join Poet in the City for an evening of poetry, discussion and reflection on life’s big questions through the words of Romantic poet William Wordsworth.
William Wordsworth was a poet with deep concern for the human condition and its relationship to the natural world. Raised in the beautiful vastness of the Lake District, nature provided a canvas to Wordsworth’s unending, humane curiosity. From his early poetry rooted in values of democracy and equality to his later work influenced by patriotism, nature became a sounding board for Wordsworth’s growing fascination with society.
Remembered as a both poet with heightened emotional sensitivity, political awareness and artistic self-knowledge, and one who held sharply opposing political views throughout his lifetime, Wordsworth danced on the edge of life’s big questions.
Anita Sethi was born in Manchester, UK and is an award-winning writer, journalist and critic. She is the author of I Belong Here: a Journey Along the Backbone of Britain (Bloomsbury, Spring 2021), the first in her nature writing trilogy. She has written for the Guardian and Observer, the i paper, Independent, Sunday Times, Telegraph, Sydney Morning Herald, BBC Wildlife, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, New Statesman, Granta, Times Literary Supplement and BBC Travel among others.
Pratyusha is an Indo-Swiss writer based in London. Since 2018, she has been working on amberflora, an eco/world poetry zine. Her latest pamphlet, Bulbul Calling, was published with Bitter Melon Press in 2020. She writes poetry, prose, and reviews.