As part of the University’s celebration of literature for 2017 “The Word is Hull”, we are hosting a series of three poetry readings celebrating new poetry, Hull poetry, and the poetic inheritance of Philip Larkin. The venue is the Brynmor Jones Library at the University of Hull where Philip Larkin was Librarian and where the City of Culture Larkin Exhibition will be showing from July to October.
Join us for the third of these events on Friday 18th August at 7pm-8.30pm in Brynmor Jones Library, Teaching Room 1.
Places are free but you must book online as there are limited places available - http://libcal.hull.ac.uk/event/3278312
Vahni Capildeo is a British Trinidadian writer. Her published books are No Traveller Returns (2003), Person Animal Figure (2005), Undraining Sea (2009) (shortlisted for the Guyana Prize for Literature Caribbean Award), All Your Houses (2010) (a limited-edition artist’s book with photometry by Andre Bagoo), Dark & Unaccustomed Words (2012) (longlisted for the 2013 OCM Bocas Poetry Prize), Utter (2013), Simple Complex Shapes (2015), and Measures of Expatriation (2016) (winner of the Forward Best Collection Prize). She read English at Christ Church, Oxford and subsequently became a Rhodes Scholar there, completing a DPhil in Old Norse and translation theory, which overlapped with her Research Fellowship at Girton College, Cambridge.
Kim Kyung Ju is a Seoul–based poet, dramatist and performance artist. His plays have been produced abroad in several countries and his poetry and essays are widely anthologized in South Korea. He has written and translated over a dozen books of poetry, essays, and plays, and has been the recipient of many prizes and awards, including the Korean government’s Today’s Young Artist Prize and the Kim Su–yong Contemporary Poetry Award.
Matt Nicholson was born in East Yorkshire in 1971, and his debut collection, There and back to see how far it is, published in 2016 by King’s England Press, documents key moments in his journey away from Hull at the age of 9, his formative years in the South of England, to his return to live in East Yorkshire in 2013.
Wendy Pratt was born in Scarborough in 1978. She is widely published in journals and magazines, and was highly commended in the Forward Prize in 2015. Her first pamphlet and first full collection were both published by Prolebooks. She also has a pamphlet with Flarestack Poets. Her next full collection, Gifts the Mole Gave Me will be published by Valley Press in 2017. Wendy is in her second year of a PhD in poetry with Hull University.