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Beverley Bie Brahic, Alison Brackenbury & Nina Bogin: Oxford

Thursday 7 Feb 2019, 19:00 to 20:30

Blackwell's Bookshop
51 Broad Street
United Kingdom


Join us at Blackwell's for a wonderful evening of poetry and discussion with three of Carcanet's most prominent poets, Beverley Bie Brahic, Alison Brackenbury and Nina Bogin.

Beverley Bie Brahic is a poet, translator and occasional critic. Her collection White Sheets was a finalist for the 2012 Forward Prize; Hunting the Boar (2016) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, and her translation, Guillaume Apollinaire, The Little Auto, won the 2013 Scott Moncrieff Prize. Other translations include Francis Ponge, Unfinished Ode to Mud, a 2009 Popescu Prize finalist, and books by Hélène Cixous, Yves Bonnefoy, Jacques Derrida and Julia Kristeva. Brahic was born in Saskatoon, Canada, grew up in Vancouver, and now lives in Paris and the San Francisco Bay Area. Her latest collection is The Hotel Eden. 

Alison Brackenbury was born in Lincolnshire in 1953 and studied at Oxford. She now lives in Gloucestershire, where she works, as a director and manual worker, in the family metal finishing business. Her Carcanet collections include Dreams of Power (1981), Breaking Ground (1984), Christmas Roses (1988), Selected Poems (1991), 1829 (1995), After Beethoven (2000) and Bricks and Ballads (2004). Her poems have been included on BBC Radio 3 and 4, and 1829 was produced by Julian May for Radio 3. Her work recently won a Cholmondeley Award. Brackenbury's latest collection is Galloppublished February 2019. 

Nina Bogin, poet and translator, was born in New York City and has lived in France since 1976. Her previous collections are In the North, The Winter Orchards and The Lost Hare. In addition to numerous translations in the domain of art history, her translation of The Illiterate by Agota Kristof was published in 2013. Carcanet will publish Thousandfold in January 2019.

The evening will be chaired by Bernard O'Donoghue, Emeritus Fellow of Wadham College, where he taught Medieval English and Modern Irish Poetry. He has published six collections of poetry, including Gunpowder, winner of the 1995 Whitbread Prize for Poetry, and Farmers Cross (2011) which was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot prize as well as a verse translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (2006).

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