Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre


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Join Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre for a double reading by two compelling voices!

MacGillivray is the Highland name of writer Kirsten Norrie. She is the author of three books of poetry, The Last Wolf of Scotland, (Red Hen, USA); The Nine of Diamonds: Surroial Mordantless (Bloodaxe); and The Gaelic Garden of the Dead (Bloodaxe, UK). Her non-fiction work, Scottish Lost Boys (writing as Kirsten Norrie), is published by Stranger Attractor/The MIT Press, Spring 2019. Her work has appeared in Magma, New Writing Scotland, Modern Poetry in Translation, the Poetry Review and ’50 British Poets Since 1950′, published by Circulo de Poesia, Mexico City as well as for Creative Scotland (Australia), the British Council (Latvia), on the BBC, the Herald and the Scotsman. In 2019 she is a Jan Michalski Fondation writer in residence, Switzerland and completing her fourth poetry collection The History of Optics: A History of Ghost. Find out more about her work here.

Irish poet Niall McDevitt lives in West London. He is the author of three critically acclaimed collections of poetry, b/w, Porterloo, and Firing Slits: Jerusalem Colportage. His work appears in Wretched Strangers – an anthology of non-UK born writers; Urban Shamanism – poets from north, west, south and east London; Diamond Cutters – poets in Britain, America and Oceania; and the STRIKE! Anthology. He is a walking artist who specialises in the historic poets of London, particularly Shakespeare/Blake/Rimbaud/Yeats. He blogs at poetopography.wordpress.com His book Babylon (a neoliberal theodicy) is forthcoming from New River Press.


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Tue, 5 March 2019

18:30 – 19:30 GMT

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The Poetry Centre, which is based within the Department of English and Modern Languages at Oxford Brookes University, was launched in 1998, and hosts an exciting annual programme of events, including an annual International Poetry Competition which has two categories for entries: Open and English as an Additional Language. In 2017, the Poetry Centre established ignitionpress, a poetry pamphlet press with an international outlook which publishes original, arresting poetry from emerging poets, and established poets working on interim or special projects.

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