25 November 2015: Launch of poetry collection, “Hands and Wings” for Freedom from Torture

This year Freedom from Torture celebrates 30 years of being the only UK based human rights organisation dedicated to the treatment and rehabilitation of torture survivors. The anthology, Hands and Wings  is the creation of the Oxford Freedom from Torture supporters’ group, who have promoted the organisation since 2001.

Hands-Wings-A5-213x300Philip Pullman CBE, author of His Dark Materials, will launch a new anthology with poems by over 50 contemporary and award-winning poets, in aid of the charity Freedom from Torture. Pullman, who has also written a foreword to the book, will launch Hands and Wings’ on Wednesday 25th November 2015 at Blackwell’s Bookshop in Oxford, from 12- 2.00pm.

Contributing poets include Welsh National Poet Gillian Clarke, T.S.Eliot Prize winner Philip Gross and winner of the OxfordWeidenfeld Translation Prize Susan Wicks. Oxford based poet Dorothy Yamamoto has edited the anthology, which will also include new poems by Two Rivers Press poets, including Susan Utting and Claire Dyer!