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Poetry reading

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Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre

Who this event is for

  • Everyone


Albion Beatnik Bookshop, Jericho, Oxford, OX2 6AA


The Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre invites you to a poetry reading by internationally-acclaimed poet and critic Rachel Blau DuPlessis and Forward Prize-shortlisted poet and artist Nancy Campbell.

Tickets: £2 entry on the door

Poet-critic Rachel Blau DuPlessis is the author of Drafts, a multi-volume long poem (1986-2012) and published by Salt Publishing and Wesleyan University Press. Her recent books and chapbooks include collage poems like Graphic Novella (Xexoxial Editions, 2015) and Churning the Ocean of Milk (alligatorzine.be, 2014) as well as the books Interstices (Subpress, 2014), Days and Works (Ahsahta, 2017), and POESIS (Little Red Leaves, 2016). An internationally-acclaimed critic of poetry, Rachel is the author of a trilogy of books about gender and poetics that includes The Pink Guitar: Writing as Feminist Practice and Blue Studios: Poetry and its Cultural Work. She is Professor Emerita at Temple University and lives in Philadelphia and Umbria.

Nancy Campbell is an artist and writer. A series of residencies with Arctic research institutions has resulted in projects responding to cultural and climate change in polar and marine environments, and in 2016 she featured as Marie Claire’s ‘Wonder Woman’ for her writing on the environment. Nancy’s poetry collection Disko Bay was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2016. Her artist’s books include provisoDeath of a Foster Son and How To Say ‘I Love You’ in Greenlandic: An Arctic Alphabet which received the Birgit Skiöld Award in 2013. Nancy’s writing on the visual arts appears regularly in the Times Literary Supplement and many other journals.