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Department of English Studies

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This is an archive of past events within the Department of English Studies. Please see our current events for forthcoming activities.

Some of our public events are recorded and are available as podcasts via our Research English At Durham blog.

Best of Bloodaxe and Faber

17th October 2015, 16:30 to 17:30, Palace Green Library, Maura Dooley and Bernard O’Donoghue

A Durham Book Festival event, in association with the Centre for Poetry and Poetics.

Join two acclaimed poets, both published by Bloodaxe Books and Faber. Maura Dooley’s collections include Explaining Magnetism and Kissing a Bone, both of which are Poetry Book Society Recommendations. Life Under Water(2008) was shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize. Bernard O’Donoghue was born in County Cork and was a tutor at Wadham College, Oxford, until 2011. He has published seven volumes of poems, most recently Farmers Cross. His Selected Poems was published by Faber in 2008.

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