The Week in Poetry


Durham University Centre for Poetry and Poetics

It’s been a busy week for the CPP!
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On Saturday we welcomed the T.S. Eliot Prize Tour to Durham, in association with the Poetry Book Society and Durham Book Festival – Deryn Rees-Jones, Philip Gross, and our very own Paul Batchelor gave spellbinding readings in the grand setting of Durham Town Hall.
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On Sunday, CPP Director, Stephen Regan, chaired a conversation with Andrew Wilson, author of recent Plath biography, Mad Girl’s Love Song, and Kathryn Williams, who was commissioned by Durham Book Festival to write a song cycle inspired by Plath’s novel The Bell Jar.
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On Thursday, we were uproariously delighted to host Tim Clare and the Dead Poets AKA Mark Grist and MC Mixy at Empty Shop HQ. They’ve been on an epic tour of the UK, searching for poets’ graves from Dorset to Dumfries. Despite the fact that they’d been living in their car for a…

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