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Poetry Reading

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Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre

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  • Everyone


Special Collections, Main Library , Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane site


Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre is delighted to present a lunchtime reading by Jodie Hollander and Jane Spiro.

Feel free to bring your lunch! Do be in touch with any questions. E-mail Dr Niall Munro: niall.munro@brookes.ac.uk

Jodie Hollander, originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was raised in a family of classical musicians. She studied poetry in England, and her poems have appeared in journals such as The Poetry ReviewPN ReviewThe Dark HorseThe New CriterionThe RialtoVerse DailyThe Best Australian Poems of 2011, and The Best Australian Poems of 2015. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship in South Africa, a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant in Italy, a Hawthornden Fellowship in Scotland, and attended the MacDowell Colony in February of 2015. Her debut publication, The Humane Society, was released with Tall-Lighthouse (London) in 2012, and her full-length collection, My Dark Horses, is published with Liverpool University Press (Pavilion Poetry). She currently lives in Avon, Colorado. You can read some of Jodie's work here.

Jane Spiro is Reader in Education and TESOL in the School of Education at Oxford Brookes University. She has published two books on creative writing pedagogy, Storybuilding (2007) and Creative Poetry Writing (2004) with Oxford University Press, a novel, Nothing I Touch Stands Still (2002), and a poetry collection Playing for Time (2015). Her second collection is a gateway based on journeys in Japan and Hungary, was completed in 2017. At the moment Jane is working on a collection commissioned by Palewell Press Testimony of Flight based on the stories of asylum-seekers; and a drama in poetry about Sara Coleridge, daughter of Samuel Taylor.  Read more about Jane's work here.