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Burt and Scott: Cambridge

Tuesday 12 Nov 2019, 19:00 to 21:00

Old Music Room
St John's College


Laura Scott's eagerly awaited first collection So Many Rooms was published this year by Carcanet and was, on its publication, Guardian Poetry Book of the Month. Kate Kellaway wrote in the Guardian that 'there is a thrill in encountering a debut collection that insists' in this case, with exceptional grace on being read.'  Laura Scott's pamphlet, What I Saw, won the Michael Marks Prize in 2014, and in 2015 she won the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize.

Dan Burt's most recent collection Salvage at Twilight is published this Autumn by Carcanet. His poetry was described by Elaine Feinstein as: 'language is terse to the point of brutality; the verbs ferocious... his core conviction, formed by the history of the twentieth century and a lifetime in a non-literary world, is of "the curtain falling on the Enlightenment'. Burt's many poetry publications include a collected, We Look Like This, published by Carcanet, and a poem sequence for Clutag Press: Deposition. His memoir You Think It Strange was published in 2014.

The reading will be followed by a wine reception. Free event.

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