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Breath in Fiction and Poetry

14th March 2018, 18:15 to 19:45, ER142, Elvet Riverside 1, New Elvet, Durham DH1 3JT

Michael Symmons Roberts will read from his novel, 'Breath' and from his poetry, discuss breathing illness in his family background, and examine how breathing and breath feature in his work.
Part of Arts of Breath, a series of lecture-performances exploring the role of breath in poetry, fiction, singing, dance and visual art.

For our seventh Arts of Breath event, Michael Symmons Roberts will be reading from his novel, Breath, and from his poetry. He will also (with Prof David Fuller) discuss breathing illness in his family background, and how breathing and breath feature in his work both as subject and as affecting poetic form and the performance of poetry.

Michael Symmons Roberts is an award-winning writer. He has published seven collections of poetry and has also written novels, libretti and texts for oratorios and song cycles. His work has received the Forward Prize, the Costa Poetry Prize and the Whitbread Poetry Award and been nominated for numerous others. He writes and presents documentaries and dramas for broadcasting, and is Professor of Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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