The Programme

We’re pleased to announce the full ‘Cambridge Poetry Collection’ programme. All events are free, and everyone is welcome. Further posts relating to individual events will appear in due course.

 

Saturday 22 November

10.30–13.00

Workshop: Ekphrasis

With Vahni Capildeo, Preti Taneja
Murray Edwards College, Huntingdon Road: Vivien Stewart Room
Places are limited. To register, please email by 15 November: svpc2@cam.ac.uk

 

14.00–15.30

Reading: Poetry and the Garden

With Vahni Capildeo, Leo Mellor, John Regan

Murray Edwards College, Huntingdon Road: Fellows’ Drawing Room

 

Sunday 23rd November

17.00–18.30

Reading: Carcanet New Poetries

Including Janani Ambikapathy, Adam Crothers, Mina Gorji, Claudine Toutoungi, Rebecca Watts

St John’s College, St John’s Street: Lightfoot Room, Divinity School

 

19.30–21.00

Reading: Vahni Capildeo, John James, Redell Olsen

Gonville and Caius College, Trinity Street: Bateman Auditorium

 

Monday 24th November

17.00–18.30

Book launch: Clive Wilmer reads his sequence Urban Pastorals (Worple Press)

With a display of papers from the Clive Wilmer archive in the University Library

Cambridge University Library, West Road: Milstein Room

 

19.30–21.00

Reading: Mark Ford, Simon Jarvis, Rowan Williams

Gonville and Caius College, Trinity Street: Senior Parlour

 

Tuesday 25 November

17.00–18.30

Book launch: Mark Ford and John Lucas talk about the poet Nicholas Moore (1918–1986) and read from his new Selected Poems (Shoestring Press)

With a display of papers from the Nicholas Moore archive in the University Library

Cambridge University Library, West Road: Milstein Room

 

19.30–21.30

Reading: New Cambridge Poets

Including Jack Belloli, Gareth Farmer, Brendan Gillott, Charlotte Higgins, Irit Katz, Nineb Lamassu, Afrodita Nikolova, Catherine Olver, Stav Poleg, Cal Revely-Calder

Introduced by Richard Berengarten

Corpus Christi College, Trumpington Street: New Combination Room

 

Wednesday 26 November

17.00–18.30

Reading: Dan Burt, Anne Stevenson

Trinity College, Trinity Street: Old Combination Room

 

19.30–21.00

Reading: Sean Borodale, Elaine Feinstein, Angela Leighton

St John’s College, St John’s Street: Main Lecture Theatre, Divinity School

 

Thursday 27 November

17.00–18.30

Discussion: Global poetries: the work of the editor

With Sarah Howe, Eve Lacey, Preti Taneja

Gonville and Caius College, Trinity Street: Green Room

 

18.30–21.00 (readings and Q&A 19.00)

Magazine launch: Long Poem Magazine, issue 12

With editors: Linda Black, Lucy Hamilton

Readers: Timothy Adès, Richard Berengarten, Sophie Herxheimer, Patricia McCarthy, Ben Rogers

In association with the Fitzwilliam College Literary Society

Fitzwilliam College, Storey’s Way: Gordon Cameron Lecture Theatre

 

Friday 28 November

17.00–18.30

Reading: Vahni Capildeo, Ian Patterson, James Russell

Queens’ College, Silver Street: Erasmus Room

 

19.30–21.00

Reading: Equipage Poets: John James, Drew Milne, Ian Patterson, Luke Roberts, Geoff Ward, Carol Watts

Jesus College, Jesus Lane: Upper Hall

 

 

 

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Welcome to Cambridge Poetry Collection

Cambridge Poetry Collection is a series of readings, discussions and workshops relating to Cambridge poets and poetry. It will run from Saturday 22 November to Friday 28 November 2014, and include events hosted by Cambridge University Library and a number of the colleges of the University. All are welcome, and admission to events is free. Further details will be added to this site over the coming days: keep an eye open for updates.