29th Nov 2016 5:30pm-7:00pm
Watts 128, Moulsecoomb Campus
Julia Fiedorczuk is a poet, translator, and literary critic who popularised the idea of ecopoetry.Fiedorczuk’s debut poetry collection Listopad nad Narwią (November on the Narew) received an award from the Polish Society of Book Publishers (PTWK). Fiedorczuk has published five books of poetry, two collections of short stories, and a novel. Her work has been translated into nineteen languages. She will be reading and discussing her poetry with co-author Mexican poet Gerardo Beltrán joining us from University of Warsaw. 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, Gavin Goodwin)
Bangor University (Co-ordinator, Zoë Skoulding)
University of Brighton (Co-ordinator, John Wrighton)
Plymouth University (Co-ordinator, Mandy Bloomfield)
University of Surrey (Co-ordinator, Stephen Mooney)
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.
The research seminars bring together Contempo partners via live video-conferencing at the five universities. Booking essential - all welcome!