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100 QUEER POEMS: Mary Jean Chan in conversation with Bill Herbert

Date/Time: NEW DATE! Friday 5th May, 7pm to 8pm

Venue: Culture Lab, Newcastle University

Mary Jean Chan's luminous anthology, 100 Queer Poems, is a celebration of thrilling contemporary voices and visionary poets of the past. Featuring Elizabeth Bishop, Langston Hughes, Ocean Vuong, Carol Ann Duffy, Kae Tempest and many more.

Mary Jean Chan is the author of Flèche, published by Faber & Faber (2019). Flèche won the 2019 Costa Book Award for Poetry and was shortlisted in 2020 for the International Dylan Thomas Prize. Chan is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing (Poetry) at Oxford Brookes University. Their second collection, Bright Fear, is forthcoming from Faber in August 2023. This year, Chan will also serve as a judge for The Booker Prize.

Bill Herbert is Professor of Poetry and Creative Writing at Newcastle University.

Free event, and all very welcome.

Please note this event has been rescheduled and is now running on Friday 5th May and not as previously advertised Friday 17th March.

Mary Jean Chan (c) The Forward Prizes/Adrian Pope