10th May 2007

 

LINCOLN GETS POETIC

 

Poetry lovers are being given the opportunity to listen to a special reading by the famous poet Moniza Alvi at the University of Lincoln as part of the Lincoln Book Festival.

 

The poetry reading will take place on Tuesday 15th May and the work of many poets will be read for everyone to enjoy.

 

Moniza Alvi is the author of several collections including How the Stone Found its Voice and Peacock Luggage. Reading alongside her will be the young Welsh poet Zoë Brigley who was the winner of the Eric Gregory Prize for Best British Poet under 30.  Zoë has her first collection coming out in September.

 

The event will also offer the opportunity to experience the work of Michael Blackburn, Royal Literary Fund Fellow, who will display his innovative hypertext project entitled ‘Portrait of the Artist as a Cyborg’.

 

Siân Adiseshiah, Lecturer in English Literature, said: "The Faculty of Media, Humanities and Technology is delighted to be organising this poetry reading as part of the Lincoln Book Festival. 

 

“This will be a unique event encompassing the well-known and established poet, Moniza Alvi, an exciting young poet at the early stages of her career, Zoë Brigley, the strikingly original work of Michael Blackburn, as well as University of Lincoln student poets representing all three years of the English degree. 

 

“There has never been an occasion quite like this in Lincoln before, and we are very excited about hosting such an event."

 

The poetry reading will take place at 6.30pm in the university’s EMMTEC building, Brayford Pool campus. The event is free and is open to all staff, students and members of the public. Refreshments will be provided.

 

For more information please contact the Faculty of Media, Humanities and Technology on 01522 886840 or email sadiseshiah@lincoln.ac.uk

 

For more information contact:

Sophie Gayler Communications Officer (Press and Media)

(01522) 886042 sgayler@lincoln.ac.uk

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