This session combined an interview and readings, Ruth Padel and Dannie Abse covered writing, love, humour and the role of art, along with the Abse’s latest book, The Presence, a stark and moving literary confrontation with absence and loss.
This was a wonderful opportunity to hear the wit and wisdom of two of Britain’s most distinguished poets.
Poet Dannie Abse returned to Jewish Book Week with a new collection for his 90th Birthday year on love, medicine, the passing of time and Jewish folk tradition. At its autobiographical heart is a vision of human possibilities, a delight in things seen and achieved and an awareness of the transience of it all. With readings by Diana Hoddinott.