University of Cambridge Contemporary Research Group

Month: January 2014


Sebastian Barker Poetry Reading 29 January

Poetry reading 17th January


*Reminder*: a BLACKBOX POETRY READING featuring VAHNI CAPILDEO, MICHAEL FARRELL, and DREW MILNE reading from their work.

FRIDAY 17th January from 7.30pm to 9.00pm in the Drama Studio, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge, 9 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DP

Free wine!


  • Vahni Capildeo is a Trinidadian writer of poetry and prose, based in Oxford. Her poetry collections are: /No Traveller Returns/ (Salt, 2003),/Person Animal Figure/ (Landfill Press, 2005), /The Undraining Sea/(Eggbox, 2009), and /Utter/ (Peepal Tree Press, 2013)
  •  Michael Farrell is in the UK on a Menzies scholarship. He has recently completed a PhD on the theme of an Australian unsettlement poetics. His poems are included in ‘Outcrop: Radical Australian Poetry of Land’ (Black Rider 2013); his most recent book is /open sesame/ (Giramondo 20
  •  Drew Milne has been the Judith E. Wilson Lecturer in Drama & Poetry in the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge, since 1997. His collections of poetry include /The Damage/ (Salt, 2001), /Go Figure/(Salt, 2003), /Burnt Laconics Bloom/ (Oystercatcher, 2013), and with John Kinsella, /Reactor Red Shoes/ (Veer, 2013)

Amiri Bakara, 1934-2014

Books to look out for in 2014, according to The Millions

Many thanks to Justin Reed for sending me The Millions ‘Great 2014 Book Preview’. Any thoughts, anyone?



Suzanne Joinson at Clare Hall, 8 Jan

Clare Hall Literary Talk

Suzanne Joinson, author of *A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar*

Wed. 8 January, 6 pm

West Court, Clare Hall

Herschel Road CB3 9AG


Organised by Dr Trudi Tate (tt206)

All welcome.

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