Sean O'Brien and Robin Robertson open the Roehampton Poetry Centre's Reading Series

The Roehampton Poetry Centre begin their reading series with readings from Sean O’Brien and Robin Robertson.

Posted: 23 January 2014

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In December 2013, Roehampton proudly announced the launch of the Roehampton Poetry Centre, which will be at the forefront of the UK poetry scene, offering research opportunities, events, poetry prizes and masterclasses with significant figures in the poetry world.

The Roehampton Poetry Centre will begin their reading series on Tuesday 18 February 2014 with readings from Sean O'Brien and Robin Robertson. The event will be held at 7pm in The Chancellor's Hall (Senate House, first floor), Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU.

Sean O'Brien has published seven collections of poetry, most recently The Drowned Book (2007), which won the Forward and T.S. Eliot prizes and November (2011); Cousin Coat: Selected Poems 1976-2001 (2002) and other works which include the book of essays The Deregulated Muse (1998); the verse plays The Birds (2002); Keepers of the Flame (2003) and a verse translation of Dante’s Inferno (2006); the short story collection The Silence Room (2008) and the novel Afterlife (2009). He is Professor of Creative Writing at Newcastle University.

Robin Robertson is from the Northeast coast of Scotland. He has published five collections of poetry, most recently Hill of Doors (2013) which was shortlisted for the 2013 Costa Book Awards (Poetry). He has received a number of awards, including the E.M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2004). In spring 2014, Sailing the Forest: Selected Poems will be published simultaneously by Picador in the UK and Farrar Straus and Giroux in the United States.

The second event in the reading series, with John Burnside and Stephen Romer, will take place on Thursday 6 March, 2014. More details will follow soon.

To book your place for this free lecture please email: IESEvents@sas.ac.uk

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