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Carcanet 50: Merton College, Oxford

Thursday 20 Feb 2020, 17:30 to 19:00

T S Eliot Theatre
Merton College


Celebrate Fifty Years of Carcanet Press publishing some of the very best in contemporary poetry in an evening of readings and discussion  Followed by a Drinks Reception at Merton College, Oxford.  

This convivial and informal evening hasbeen planned to highlight the poetry and creative practice of prominent poetson the Carcanet list, all of whom have connections to Oxford and the University.

Join us to hear a range of readings by Peter McDonald, Jane Yeh, Rowland Bagnall, Jane Draycott, Peter Davidson and Jenny Lewis, and be part of a discussion that will take us from themes ofinfluence and tradition to a consideration of contemporary poetics and the roleof the poet in contemporary society.

A drinks reception will follow thepresentation, where there will be an opportunity to meet the poets, purchasecopies of recent collections and learn more about the work of Carcanet Press inmaking a major contribution to our cultural life in the UK and beyond.

The evening is hosted by Kirsty Gunn,Visiting Creative Research  Fellow, Merton College.

All welcome, no tickets necessary. 

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