An evening of poetry

28th April 2021

Via Zoom / 6-7.30pm

Join current and emeritus Fellows, Jane Griffiths and Bernard O'Donoghue, along with a number of alumni poets for a special poetry reading. 

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Bernard O’Donoghue and Jane Griffiths are joined by alumni Hilary Davies (Modern Languages, 1974), Grevel Lindop (English, 1966),  Michael Schmidt (English, 1967) and Rowan Williams (Theology, 1972) for an evening of poetry readings.

About the panellists

Hilary Davies (Modern Languages, 1974) has published four collections of poetry from Enitharmon.  She has won an Eric Gregory award; from 2012 to 2016 she was a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at King’s College, London and in 2018-9 held the same post at the British Library.

Grevel Lindop (English, 1966) is a poet, biographer, critic, essayist and writer. He was formerly a Professor of Romantic & Early Victorian Studies at University of Manchester, until 2001 when he left the university to work as a freelance writer. 

Michael Schmidt OBE (English, 1967) is Professor of Poetry at the University of Manchester. He is a founder and editorial and managing director of Carcanet Press Limited, and a founder and general editor of PN Review. 

Rowan Williams (DPhil Theology, 1972) is the former Archbishop of Canterbury and from 2013-2020 was Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge. He has written a number of books on the history of theology and spirituality, and published collections of articles and sermons as well as two books of poetry.