An audience with the acclaimed poet John Siddique

John Siddique is well known for his captivating readings and his infectious love of literature. He teaches poetry and creative writing in the UK and abroad, and has worked with The British Council, PEN, The Arvon Foundation, The Poetry School, London 2012 and The Poetry Society.

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Apr 30, 2013
from 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM


Ogden Lewis Seminar Suite

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He is the bestselling author of Recital — An Almanac, Poems From A Northern Soul, The Prize and Full Blood. He is the co-author of the story/memoir Four Fathers. He has contributed poems, stories, essays and articles to many publications, including Granta, The Guardian, Poetry Review, and The Rialto. The Prize, published to wide acclaim in 2005, was nominated for the Forward Prize. His children’s book Don’t Wear It On Your Head was shortlisted for the CLPE Poetry Award in 2007. On publication in 2009, Recital was called “One of the most important British poetry books of the last twenty years” (Lauri Ramey, CSULA). Jackie Kay describes Siddique’s writing as “A brilliant balancing act.”

Free admission. All welcome.

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