The first of Oxford Arts Group's monthly poetry reading and discussion evenings:
Four readers choose a poet, provide a brief introduction, and read one or two favourite pieces. There follows a discussion of both poet and their work, either collectively or in small groups. And then we all politely agree to disagree, or the opposite.
20-25 minutes will be dedicated to each poet, with a break for refreshments at the mid-way point.
Hopefully, the events will provide an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the form and encourage further exploration of the poets featured. The Albion Beatnik should be an excellent place to start
Notification of poems will be given in advance in order to give opportunities to seek out work and buy or print copies. If this proves difficult, we'll ask for a cover charge of £1 for photocopies made by our readers.
We'll vary the days on which events are held to accommodate as many people as possible.
Ben Clark reads Pablo Neruda
Hanne Busck Nielsen reads Tomas Tranströmer
Sophie Trinder reads Jack Gilbert
Christine Koutelieri reads Christina Rossetti