Deryn Rees-Jones and Denise Riley

@ Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts

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18 November 2016


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Location: Culture Lab, Newcastle University

Deryn Rees-Jones is a poet, editor, critic and Professor of English at Liverpool University. She has published four volumes of poetry. The Memory Tray (1994) was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for best first collection; more recently Burying the Wren (2012) was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize, and the Roland Matthias Prize for Poetry; it was also a TLS Book of the Year and a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. Deryn will be launching her new book What It’s Like to Be Alive: Selected Poems (Seren, 2016).

‘(Burying the Wren) contains poems that leave me speechless, at the same time so simple and so complicated that my words fail and only hers will do.’ Times Literary Supplement

Denise Riley is active across the full range of poetic life – poet, essayist, teacher, editor, researcher – and beyond, with her interests extending to politics, history, philosophy, feminist theory and visual art. Her collections of poetry include Dry Air (1985); Mop Mop Georgette: New and Selected Poems 1986–1993 (1993); Selected Poems (2000). Her latest collection Say Something Back (Picador, 2016) is shortlisted for the Forward Prize Best Collection.

Denise Riley’s new collection Say Something Back is a moving reminder that she’s one of the best poets around.’ Andrew Motion, The Guardian 

Newcastle University,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
NE1 7RU,
United Kingdom

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