Poetry reading with Seán Street and Jennifer Wong

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Who this event is for

  • Everyone

Location

Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane site, Special Collections (basement of the Main Library)

Details

Seán will be reading from his new collection, Camera Obscura, whilst Jennifer will read from her work in progress as she is currently completing a PhD in poetry and poetics at Oxford Brookes. All are welcome to attend this lunchtime reading.

In 2015, Seán Street published two new books, The Historical Dictionary of British Radio, 2nd Edition (Rowman & Littlefield), and The Memory of Sound - Preserving the Sonic Past (Routledge). The latter is a sequel to his previous text on radio and sound, The Poetry of Radio - The Colour of Sound, (Routledge). A paperback edition of this was published in June 2013. His eighth poetry collection, Cello, was also published in 2013 (Rockingham Press), and in February 2014, Lapwing in Belfast published his 25-poem sequence, Jazz Time. In October, 2014, Seren Books published a third edition of his much-praised book, The Dymock Poets; the work was first published in 1994, with a subsequent edition in 1998. It had been out of print for some time, and the new edition, The Dymock Poets: Poetry, Place and Memory, included a number of revisions in the light of new information. A number of leading international literary journals continue to publish new poems by Seán, and he has appeared in many radio and television programmes, discussing the history and aesthetics of radio and sound.

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Jennifer Wong is a poet, copywriter, researcher and translator. Her poems have appeared in Rialto, Morning Star, Frogmore Papers, Warwick Review, TATE ETC, Cha, QLRS (Quarterly Literary Review of Singapore) and anthologies including Lung Jazz: Young British Poets (Cinnamon Press 2012), World Record: An Anthology (Bloodaxe Books 2012) and Outloud Too (MCCM Creations 2014), Becoming Poets: The Asian English Experience edited by Agnes Lam (Peter Lang 2014). As a Swire scholar, she studied English at Oxford and received an MA in creative writing at the University of East Anglia. She was the writer-in-residence at Lingnan University in 2012 and taught creative writing to undergraduates. She reviews regularly for Sabotage Reviews, Asian Review of Books and Magma Poetry.