UPCOMING OXFORD BROOKES POETRY CENTRE READINGS
KEI MILLER (Think Human Festival)
Tuesday 22 May, 12-1pm, Oxford Brookes University, Learning Studio, Clerici Building, Headington Campus, OX3 0BP
Free tickets (registration required): https://www.brookes.ac.uk/hss/events/oxford-brookes-poetry-centre-presents-kei-miller/
Kei is a poet, novelist, essayist, short story writer, broadcaster and blogger. His many books include the novel Augustown (2016) and poetry collection The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion, which won the Forward Prize (Best Poetry Collection of 2014).
SINEAD MORRISSEY (Think Human Festival)
Wednesday 23 May, 7.30-9pm, Cafe from Crisis, Old Fire Station, 40 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2AQ
Free tickets (registration required): https://www.brookes.ac.uk/hss/events/oxford-brookes-poetry-centre-presents-sinéad-morrissey/
Sinéad is the author of six poetry collections, including Parallax (2013), winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize. In 2017 she was awarded the Forward Prize for her most recent collection, On Balance, and is currently Director of the Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts at Newcastle University.
CLARE POLLARD (Think Human Festival)
Thursday 24 May, 7.30-9pm, 7.30-9pm, Cafe from Crisis, Old Fire Station, 40 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2AQ
Free tickets (registration required): https://www.brookes.ac.uk/hss/events/oxford-brookes-poetry-centre-presents-clare-pollard/
Clare has published five collections of poetry with Bloodaxe, the latest of which is Incarnation (2017). Her translation projects include a version of Ovid’s Heroines (2013), which she toured as a one-woman show, and a co-translation of Asha Lul Mohamud Yusuf’s The Sea-Migrations (2017) which was The Sunday Times Poetry Book of the Year. She is the new editor of Modern Poetry in Translation.
STANZA & STAND-UP
Friday 25 May, 7.30-10.30pm, East Oxford Community Centre, 44 Princes Street, Oxford, OX4 1DD
Free tickets (registration required): https://www.brookes.ac.uk/hss/events/stanza-and-stand-up--the-comedy-vs--poetry-slam/
As part of Think Human, the Poetry Centre is also helping to organise Stanza & Stand-Up, in which poets and stand-up comedians compete to explore the Festival themes of Identity, Sensations, Power and Futures. Stanza & Stand Up is hosted by Alex Farrow, stand-up comedian, philosophy teacher and resident MC at Jericho Comedy Oxford. You, the audience, will decide who wins!
Tickets to these last four events are part of the Think Human Festival and free, but you do need to sign up! You can do so here: https://www.brookes.ac.uk/think-human/whats-on/
Friday 1 June, 7-9pm, Society Cafe, St Michael's Street, Oxford, OX1 2DU
Tickets: £4 on the door or from our Shop: https://shop.brookes.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/faculty-of-humanities-social-sciences/events/poetry-reading-series-richard-harrison
Richard Harrison is a multiple-award-winning poet, essayist, and editor. His most recent book, On Not Losing My Father's Ashes in the Flood, was awarded the 2017 Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry. The book was also shortlisted for the City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize and won the Stephan G. Stephansson Alberta Poetry Prize. His six books of poetry include Big Breath of a Wish, poems about his daughter’s acquisition of language, and Hero of the Play, poems in the language of hockey, launched at the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre: https://www.brookes.ac.uk/poetry-centre/