Poetry exchange

31st March 2021


An evening of original poetry, written and read by members of Wadham’s MCR and SCR, delighted audience members at a virtual event this month.

  • Jane Griffiths with her latest book on a zoom call

    Professor Jane Griffiths with her latest book

More than twenty members of Wadham’s Middle Common Room and Senior Common Room heard readings by Professor Jane Griffiths, Tutorial Fellow in English. Jane introduced the genesis of her latest book, Architectural space and imagination, by reading from Andrew Lanyon’s chapter, a wonderfully inventive freewheeling fictional exploration of the nature of creative thought, imagined through the structure of a house. Jane’s presentation ended with extracts from her book chapter on the American poet and short-story writer Elizabeth Bishop and her poem The End of March.

Three members of the MCR also read their own poems. Katerina Pavlidis (Mst World Literatures in English, 2020), Joana Perrone (DPhil Area Studies, Latin America, 2018), and Harry Mason (Biomedical Imaging, 2015) have broad research interests covering world literature, Latin American studies, and medical imaging. Their written poetry topics were equally extensive, and attendees listened to original poems in Greek, Portuguese and English. 

This event was organised by Wadham College Research Associates whose role is to increase intellectual exchange between our graduate students and the College faculty

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