Dead [Women] Poets Society (Readings and Reflections, 10th October)


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Join four emerging woman poets from Durham University and across the UK, as they resurrect the Dead Women Poets, exploring their influence on our writing and identities today. This event on 10th October forms part of Durham Book Festival; book tickets (from £4) via the Festival website.

“slovenly needlewomen, (all
our sewing came apart), dancers,
players upon pipes: we have been
the queens of the whole world!”
—Marina Tsvetaeva, ‘We Shall Not Escape Hell’

Who are the Dead Women Poets? How “dead” are they? And what is our relationship to them, as contemporary women, poets, artists, “queens of the whole world”?

Join four emerging women poets from across the UK—Jasmine Simms, Sarah Fletcher, Helen Bowell and Katie Byford—for an evening exploring the lost female voices of the poetic canon. Through a process of readings and reflections, we will briefly re-examine the the voices of four dead female poets, exploring their influence on our writing and identities today.

This is a Cuckoo Young Writers event in collaboration with The Writing Squad. Follow the event on Facebook or book tickets directly through Durham Book Festival.

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