Poetry Centre

Pop-up Poetry

  • Twenty-three different poets, nine different venues: the first ever Poetry Centre pop-up event is taking place on Thursday 2 October for National Poetry Day. The brainchild of Dr Andrea Macrae, the free pop-up events will be occurring across the University campuses: from Wheatley to Gipsy Lane to Harcourt Hill, and across the city too, and will feature readings by students, staff, and other Oxford-based poets. Each pop-up lasts no more than twenty minutes, and each poet reads for four to five minutes, introducing audiences to their work.

    We look forward to seeing you at one (or more) of the venues!

    Schedule of pop-ups (subject to change)

    TIME LOCATION POETS INVOLVED
    11:00 Old Fire Station, Gloucester Green entrance Dan Holloway, Mary Jean Chan, Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Marc Sharp
    12:00 Blackwell's Bookshop, 51 Broad Street Alan Buckley, Kate Venables, Jennifer Wong
    12:30 The Forum, JHBB, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane Harry Man, Dominic Bury, Caroline Jackson-Houlston
    13:00 Albion Beatnik, 34 Walton Street Harry Mason, Robert Holtom, Tom Vickers
    13:00 Simon Williams Undergraduate Centre, Wheatley Campus George Roberts, Louise Grisoni and business school poets
    13:00 Blackwell's Bookshop, 51 Broad Street Kate Clanchy's Oxford Spires School poets: Esme, Asima, Michael, Damien and Kate
    14:00 Opposite Cafe 1071, Oxford Castle Quarter Rob Stepney et al: Charlbury poets, Maddy Mead-Herbert
    14:30 The Forum, JHBB, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane Harry Man, Claire Cox, Dominic Bury
    15:30 Glasgow Room corridor, Harcourt Hill Campus Jane Spiro and others, Wolf Hounsome
    19:30 The Catweazle Club, EOCC Neil Spokes, Tina Sederholm