The Poems That Made Me: A Reading With Durham Book Festival Laureate Sinéad Morrissey (16th October)


Join award-winning poet Sinéad Morrissey, this year’s Durham’s Book Festival Laureate, as she shares her ‘Poems That Made Me.’ Sinéad will be reading and discussing poems by Wilfred Owen, Elizabeth Bishop and others who have influenced her writing. All are welcome to this free event in the Birley Room, Hatfield College, from 5.30 on Friday 16th October.

Sinéad Morrissey is an Irish poet who has authored five collections, four of which have been shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot award. Her most recent book, Parallax, won the prize in 2013. Her poetry touches on a wide range of themes, from intimate poems on family and motherhood, to those which draw on historical material. In this talk she will give us an insight into the origins of some of her poems, and the way she has been inspired by a literary tradition.

This event is organised by the Centre for Poetry and Poetics. The following day, on 17th October, Sinéad will be joining the Centre’s director, Stephen Regan, for the premiere of a specially commissioned poem inspired by her time in Durham as part of Durham Book Festival. Tickets for this event are still available via the Festival website.



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