Reading Poetry Around the World: STEPHEN BURT & FERGUS BARROWMANIn 2012 The New York Times called poet, critic and Harvard Professor Stephen Burt “one of the most influential poetry critics of his generation.” In 2014, Victoria University Press editor Fergus Barrowman was made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his commitment to publishing original New Zealand writing. In a conversation chaired by UC Professor of English Paul Millar, Burt and Barrowman will discuss work by a range of poets from New Zealand and elsewhere, look at ways to gain New Zealand poetry a greater international readership, and also think about how contemporary poetry travels—or does not travel—between nations and across oceans. Come and have a... Read more
When: Thursday 26 January, 6pm (refreshments from 5.30pm)
Who: Stephen Burt, Fergus Barrowman, Paul Millar
Venue: Scorpio Books, 120 Hereford St, Christchurch
Price: FREE - RSVP for catering to Cassie.Paterson@canterbury.ac.nz
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