photograph Fiona Sampson

Bloodaxe Poetry Lectures: Reading

Location: Culture Lab, Newcastle University
Time/Date: 6th May 2010, 19:00

In this innovative series of lectures, leading contemporary poets speak about the craft and practice of poetry.  The lectures are published by Bloodaxe. 

Fiona Sampson’s latest books are Common Prayer (2007), Writing Poetry (2009) and A Century of Poetry Review (PBS Special Commendation, 2009). She has won the Newdigate Prize, been short-listed for the Forward single-poem and T.S. Eliot Prizes and in 2009 received a Cholmondeley Award.  Her ten books in translation include Patuvachki Dnevnik , awarded the Zlaten Prsten (Macedonia). Forthcoming are her next collection, Rough Music  (May 2010) and the Faber Poet-to-poet Shelley (summer 2011). She is the Editor of Poetry Review, contributes regularly to the TLS, Guardian, Irish Times and Independent newspapers, and is Distinguished Writer at the University of Kingston.

The lectures will take place on Wednesday the 28th April and Thursday the 29th April, and Wednesday the 5th May.

Tickets for this event are priced at £6/£4. You can find tickets for all of our events at our online shop. Alternatively, please contact Melanie Birch for further details:, 0191 208 7619.

Published: 12th January 2010

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