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Durham University

Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

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Centre for Medical Humanities: Gwyneth Lewis Poetry Reading

4th May 2011, 19:30 to 22:00, Durham Town Hall, Durham City


Gwyneth Lewis will be reading from her epic poem A Hospital Odyssey, an outrageously imaginative voyage through illness and healing. Drawing on the most recent biomedical research into stem cells and cancer, the poem is a journey through the body's inner space and the strange habitats created by the disease, including the chimeras people see when they are unwell. Immensely readable, A Hospital Odyssey is a modern epic: Dr. Who meets Paradise Lost.

Gwyneth Lewis was Wales' National Poet from 2005 - 2006 and currently lives in Cardiff.

For additional information contact Polly De Giorgi on 0191 3347008 or visit the Centre for Medical Humanities website

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