Poetry Reading: Peter Hughes and Kat Peddie
Thursday 25 May 2017
Judith E Wilson Drama Studio, Faculty of English, 9 West Road, Cambridge
Peter Hughes is the current Judith E. Wilson Poetry Fellow at Cambridge University and a Visiting Fellow in Poetry at Magdalene College. He is the founding editor of Oystercatcher Press. Peter’s innovative versions of the complete sonnets of Petrarch, Quite Frankly, came out from Reality Street in 2015. In this event he will be reading from his versions of Cavalcanti, recently published by Carcanet.
‘enough vim and versatility to launch a thousand poems, let alone fifty two. Purists will object vigorously to this version; impurists will object vigorously to any other.’ Rod Mengham
Kat Peddie is a poet and researcher who is currently based in Canterbury, at the University of Kent. Her distinctive translations of Sappho have met with critical acclaim. She is currently translating Rilke, and the Orpheus and Eurydice myths. A pamphlet engaging with folk song, Bordered Ballads, will shortly be published with Veer. She has had articles, reviews, poetry and photography published in, among others, Tears In The Fence, Shearsman, Molly Bloom, Litter, Snow, Litmus, Datableed and Tripwire magazines.