The Oxford launch of Wretched Strangers, a poetry anthology edited by JT Welsch and Ágnes Lehóczky that marks and celebrates the contribution of non-UK born writers to the country's poetry scene.
The Poetry Centre is delighted to collaborate with TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities) on this discussion with TORCH visiting professor and prize-winning poet Kwame Dawes, which will range widely across a number of critical issues in contemporary African poetry and publishing. Professor Dawes will be joined by JC Niala, Nana Aforiatta-Ayim, and the Poetry Centre's ignitionpress poet Belinda Zhawi.
ignitionpress launches the two new pamphlets from Natalie Whittaker and Belinda Zhawi at the Woodstock Poetry Festival. They are joined by ignitionpress poet Mary Jean Chan, whose pamphlet, A Hurry of English, was published earlier this year.
Surge is an award-winning multimedia poetry project dealing with the 1981 New Cross “massacre” – a fire at a birthday party in south London which killed 13 young black people.
Join us for this Open Mic, which we are running in partnership with Oxford Writers' House and Oxford University Poetry Society.
ignitionpress launches the two new pamphlets from Natalie Whittaker and Belinda Zhawi at the Poetry Café, London.
A collaboration between the International Poetry Studies Institute (University of Canberra), the Department of English Literature at the University of Reading, and Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre. 9.30-5pm (registration from 9am).
Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre is delighted to present a reading by the celebrated Canadian poet, Richard Harrison.
This poetry vs comedy event is hosted by Alex Farrow, stand-up comedian, philosophy teacher and resident MC at Jericho Comedy Oxford and by Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre. Come, laugh, be inspired, and remember - you decide who wins!
The celebrated poet, editor and translator Clare Pollard will join us to read from her work and talk about the 'thrill of entering a new way of thinking' when we read and translate poetry from another language