Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Two Rivers Press Poetry Reading

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Who this event is for

  • Everyone


Music Room, Headington Hill Hall, Headington Campus, Headington Hill site


An exciting opportunity to hear the work of three local poets from the celebrated Reading-based publisher, Two Rivers Press.

Tom Phillips lives in Bristol and is a freelance journalist, playwright, and currently completing a creative writing PhD on travel writing at the University of Reading. Recreation Ground is his first full collection of poems, drawing on two previous pamphlet publications.

Kate Behrens lives in Watlington and came to the attention of poets in the Two Rivers Press stable with her arrestingly quiet readings at Reading’s Poets’ Cafe. The Beholder is her first collection.

Peter Robinson, poetry editor for Two Rivers Press and Head of English at the University of Reading, moved to Reading six years ago after working for 18 years in Japan. His illustrated limited edition, English Nettles (2010), and his full collection, The Returning Sky (PBS Recommendation in 2012), are concerned with the reverse culture shock of that return.

The event is free to attend and all are welcome. For more details, contact Niall Munro (n.munro@brookes.ac.uk) or visit www.poetry.brookes.ac.uk