A Poetry Reading by Karen Sandhu & Mina Gorji
Queens’ College, Erasmus Room, 8pm
Organised by Andrew Zurcher and Sophie Seita
Karen Sandhu is a poet and book artist. She is currently completing her PhD in contemporary poetry and artists’ books at Royal Holloway, where she was awarded a College Studentship. Her poetry has been published by The Archive of the Now, DATABLEED, Opon, HOW2, and BlazeVOX. She has collaborated with the Institute of Contemporary Arts and performed at Camden People’s Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre, Rich Mix (London) and Arnolfini (Bristol). She has also written for The Blue Notebook: Journal for Artists’ Books and her bookworks have been exhibited at the Museum of Futures, The Showroom (London) and Galerie éof (Paris). Her latest projects are based on the unorthodox practices of artist John Latham, and the archive as a fictional site for performance. She will be performing this April as part of the European Poetry Festival, London.
Mina Gorji was born in Tehran, grew up in London and now lives and works in Cambridge, where she is a Senior University Lecturer in English and a Fellow of Pembroke College. She has published a study of John Clare’s poetry and essays on rudeness, mess, prepositions, littleness, literary awkwardness and weeds. She is currently thinking about Listening in Romantic Poetry. Her poems have appeared in various magazines, including PN Review, Magma, London Magazine and International Literary Quarterly, as well as in Mimic Octopus and Carcanet’s New Poetries V. Her first collection, ‘the art of escape’, will be published by Carcanet in 2020.