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Keats House: New Poets

Friday 3 May 2019, 18:30 to 20:30

Keats House
10 Keats Road


Celebrate the most important bicentenary year for Keats by hearing innovative work from poets writing in 2019. Keats House: New Poets is curated by Suzannah V. Evans, who will read alongside Rachael Allen, Isabel Galleymore, and Mary Jean Chan.

Rachael Allen's first collection of poems, KINGDOMLAND, is published by Faber & Faber. NIGHTS OF POOR SLEEP, a collaboration with the painter Marie Jacotey, was published as a co-authored artists' book in 2017 by Test Centre. She is poetry editor at GRANTA and co-founder of poetry press clinic and online journal TENDER. She has received a Northern Writers' Award and an Eric Gregory Award.

Mary Jean Chan grew up in Hong Kong and studied at Swarthmore College, the University of Oxford and Royal Holloway, University of London. Her debut pamphlet, A Hurry of English, was selected as the 2018 Poetry Book Society Summer Pamphlet Choice. In 2017, Chan's poem '//' was shortlisted for the 2017 Forward Prize for Best Single Poem. She is a Ledbury Poetry Critic, editor of Oxford Poetry, advisory board member at the Poetry Translation Centre and member of the Folio Prize Academy. She works as a Lecturer in Creative Writing (Poetry) at Oxford Brookes University and lives in London. Her debut collection Flèche is forthcoming from Faber in July 2019.

Suzannah V. Evans is a poet, editor, and critic. She has published poems in PN Review, The London Magazine, Magma, New Welsh Review, Brittle Star, The Modernist Review, and elsewhere, and she reviews contemporary literature regularly for these and other publications, including the Times Literary Supplement. She is Reviews Editor for The Compass, as well as general co-editor for Issue 7, and an AHRC-funded PhD researcher at Durham University.

Isabel Galleymore's debut collection is Significant Other (Carcanet 2019). Her work has featured in magazines including Poetry, the London Review of Books and in New Poetries VII. In 2016 she was a poet-in-residence at the Tambopata Research Centre in the Amazon rainforest. In 2017 she received an Eric Gregory Award. She teaches at the University of Birmingham.

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