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Durham University

Centre for Poetry and Poetics

The Centre for Poetry and Poetics at Durham University promotes the reading, writing and editing of poetry from classical antiquity to the present, as well as the critical exploration of current issues and ideas in literary theory. It incorporates and builds upon the work of the Basil Bunting Poetry Centre, encouraging new research on the valuable Bunting Archive and other important archival collections in the Palace Green Library

The Centre for Poetry and Poetics supports a strong tradition of live poetry events in Durham, including a series of readings each year at Durham Book Festival, for which it appoints the Book Festival Laureate. The Book Festival Laureate for 2018 is Jacob Polley. The Centre has a University-wide membership and a lively programme of readings, seminars and lectures.

Tuesday 19 February 2019

Green Heaven: Refugee Ecoglobalism

6:00pm to 7:00pm, Birley Room, Hatfield College, Yasmine Shamma

A free event co-organised by the Centre for Poetry and Poetics and Centre for Modern Conflicts and Cultures. Further details to follow.

Contact james.smith3@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Friday 22 February 2019

Northern Poetry Map Hack

11:00am to 4:00pm, Turner Room, Van Mildert

Come along and contribute to the development of an innovative and exciting new project to put North East poetry on the map.

Contact alistair.brown@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.