Alan Jenkins and Ian Parks read from their poetry

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Nov 10, 2011
from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM


Ogden Lewis Seminar Suite, Fielding Johnson Building South Wing

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0116 252 2320

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Chair: Rory Waterman

Alan Jenkins was the recipient of a Cholmondeley Award in 2007. His books of poetry include Harm (Forward Prize for Best Collection, 1994), The Drift (a Poetry Book Society Choice), A Shorter Life (2005, shortlisted for the Forward Prize), Drunken Boats, his acclaimed translation of Rimbaud’s ‘Le Bateau ivre’ (2007), The Lost World, and Blue Days: The Sailor’s Return (both 2010). He is Deputy Editor and Poetry Editor at the Times Literary Supplement, where he has worked since the 1980s.

Ian Parks was one of the Poetry Society New Poets in 1996. His first collection was published in 1986 (the same year in which he received a Yorkshire Arts Award) and he was made a Hawthornden Fellow in 1991. His collections include Shell Island (2006), The Cage (2008), Love Poems 1979-2009 and The Landing Stage. His poems have appeared in Poetry Review, Poetry (Chicago), The Liberal and New Walk Magazine. The Exile’s House is due from Waterloo in 2011.

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  • Followed by a book signing.


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