Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, University of Brighton participation in the event below has been CANCELLED. *** Apologies to those who wished to attend – a video recording of Professor Sheppard’s talk will made available online via the Centre website in the new year.
Following the success of the Centre for Contemporary Poetry University of Brighton Inaugural presentation, Contempo partners are now pleased to present:
Professor of Poetry and Poetics, Edge Hill University
Tuesday 30th November, 2010
Time: 17.30 - 19.00
Venue: Video Suite, Room M57, Grand Parade, Brighton, BN2 0JY
Robert Sheppard is Professor of Poetry and Poetics at Edge Hill University and the author of both poetry and criticism (as well as being an advocate for the speculative writerly discourse he identifies as poetics). His long poem Complete Twentieth Century Blues is published by Salt but his most recent book is Warrant Error from Shearsman. He has published a book on contemporary poetry The Poetics of Saying with Liverpool University Press, but he has also edited The Salt Companion to Lee Harwood. He edited the poems of Welsh poet Paul Evans for Shearsman and is currently writing the 'fictional poems' of Belgian poet Rene Van Valckenborch. He co-edits the recently established Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry as well as the blogzine Pages. He lives in Liverpool and works in Ormskirk. He sounds like a game of two halves and the score is one all.
The Centre for Contemporary Poetry (informally known as 'Contempo') is a collaborative, cross-institutional research centre founded in 2006 and run by the English Departments of
Aberystwyth University (Co-ordinator, Peter Barry)
Bangor University (Co-ordinator, Ian Davidson)
University of Brighton (Co-ordinators, John Wrighton and Jess Moriarty)
It is a ‘critical/creative’ grouping devoted to the interests of poets who are also academics, academics who are also poets, and those who are ‘merely’ one or the other. Contempo has a special (but not exclusive) interest in investigating experimental and performance poetries and their poetics.
This research seminar will bring together Contempo partners via live video-conferencing at the three universities. All welcome!