What's on archive 2010
Talk: Poetry at King's06 Dec 2010, 18:30, Old Anatomy Theatre, Strand Campus
Event series: Poetry at King's
Location: Strand Campus
Location map: Strand: detail
Readings begin at 18.30 and will take place in the Anatomy Theatre and Museum, Strand Campus, King's College London. The events are free and open to the public.
The English Department at King’s has organized a series of public poetry readings by contemporary poets to take place during the academic year 2010-11. Hosted in the Anatomy Theatre and Museum, ‘Poetry at Kings’ brings a number of major poets to the College including such figures as Paul Muldoon, Medbh McGuckian, and Tom Raworth.
Supported by the King’s Annual Fund, the aim of the series is to establish King’s as a significant hub for poetry performance, and to act as a creative resource for current students and academics in the College. Events are free and open to the public. Building on what are already established links with the Department, the Royal Society of Literature has agreed to co-sponsor one of the readings.
The Department teaches poetry at all levels of the curriculum, and also hosts activities such as the recently-convened English Department Poetry Reading Group. Other events, such as a successful translation workshop held in February by the poet Maureen Duffy and the Cosmo Davenport-Hines Poetry Prize indicate the considerable enthusiasm for poetry in performance that exists at King’s. The Cosmo Davenport-Hines Prize commemorates one of our students and in 2010 received a record 116 entries, with poems being submitted from all of the Schools of Study in the College. It is hoped that the experience of hearing and meeting contemporary poets that ‘Poetry at King’s’ offers will build on this enthusiasm.
The series has been organized and managed by a steering committee of experts and practitioners from within the English Department (Professor Richard Kirkland (chair), Dr Hannah Crawforth, Dr Elizabeth Eger, Professor Clare Lees). For more information please see http://www.kcl.ac.uk/schools/humanities/depts/english/events/ or for more information email email@example.com
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