Miriam Allott Series: 2014-2015
During its highly successful second year the Miriam Allott Visiting Writers Series continued to deliver readings from acclaimed writers, featuring international writers alongside British and Irish poets such as Robert Sheppard and Ailbhe Darcy. The mix of established names alongside emerging poets ensured an exciting and dynamic year of events, and footage from each of them can be found below.
The Centre for New and International Writing was delighted to collaborate with the Poetry Book Society in order to host one of their readings from the 'Next Generation Poets 2014' tour. Among those reading was our own Deryn Rees-Jones, herself one of the 'Next Generation Poets 1994' and Sean Hewitt, currently completing his PhD at the University of Liverpool. Alongside these were two of the current 'Next Generation'; Melissa Lee-Houghton and Luke Kennard. Their readings can be found here.
Returning to the 'international' focus of the Miriam Allott Visiting Writers Series, the Centre hosted three poets hailing from Finland and Iceland: Katarina Vuorinen, Janne Nunmela and Sigurder Palsson. More information, and clips of the readings, can be found here.
In October, Robert Sheppard, a much renowned poet from Britain's experimental tradition was invited to perform as part of the series. Footage from the reading can be found here.
The launch event for Liverpool University Press's new poetry enterprise, Pavilion Poetry, saw each of the three poets published read from their new material. The Forward Prize-winning Mona Arshi, alongside Sarah Corbett and Eleanor Rees, each demonstrate why their exciting work was selected by Pavilion. The videos of these performances can be seen here.
Two emerging Irish poets were the last to read as part of 2014-15's Miriam Allott Series. Ailbhe Darcy and Eoghan Walls, each with acclaimed first collections published, read from new and published material, footage from which can be seen here.