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Bill Herbert and Jake Morris-Campbell

Date/Time: Thursday 12th May 2022, 7pm to 8pm

Venue: Culture Lab, Newcastle University

Join us for a North (Shields) meets South (Shields) poetry reading with Jake Morris-Campbell and W.N. Herbert.

Jake Morris-Campbell will be reading from his debut collection, Corrigenda for Costafine Town (Blue Diode, 2021).

'Flaming out of the specificity and music of place, this is a work of wonderful vibrancy, wroughtness and resonance.' - Jacob Polley

Jake is a graduate of Newcastle University (PhD in Creative Writing, 2015-19) and currently works in the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics as an assistant lecturer/seminar tutor and research assistant. His PhD was funded through the AHRC's Northern Bridge consortium, and he also has links across the HaSS Faculty, including in History and with colleagues in the Newcastle University Institute for Creative Arts Practice and the Newcastle University Humanities Research Institute.

In 2021 Jake was nominated as a BBC/AHRC New Generation Thinker. He is a proud Sandancer (South Shielder).

Bill Herbert has published nine volumes of poetry and five pamphlets, and he is widely anthologised. His seven collections with Bloodaxe Books have won numerous accolades. He has been shortlisted twice for the T.S. Eliot prize and has gained four Poetry Book Society Recommendations. In 2013 he was appointed Dundee's Makar, or city laureate. In 2014 he was awarded a Cholmondeley Prize and in 2015 he became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. His most recent collection is The Wreck of the Fathership (2020).

Bill is Professor of Poetry and Creative Writing at Newcastle University. He lives in a lighthouse in North Shields.

Free event, and all very welcome.


Jake Morris-Campbell