Verlaine, Tennyson and Arthur
Discover me at ...
St Luke's Church, Stickney
1875: after scandal and imprisonment, legendary French poet Paul Verlaine takes up a post as a teacher at William Lovell school in Stickney.
While there, he befriends the local rector, George Coltman – a long-time friend of Poet Laureate, Alfred Tennyson.
Although it is not thought that he and Verlaine met, the two writers may have found much in common if they had.
Written by ...
Scott Brummitt is from Grimsby.
His writing has been published in the University of Sheffield’s Route 57 and broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra.
Performed by ...
Voice Actor – Stephen Holloway
Voice Actor – Dan Shaw