Vidyan Ravinthiran, Keasbey Research Fellow at Selwyn College, will read
from his first collection, Grun-tu-molani (Bloodaxe, 2014). Wine will be

Date: Friday 25th April
Time: 6pm
Venue: Master’s Lodgings, Selwyn College
RSVP: if you would like to reserve a place, please email

Vidyan’s poems have been anthologised several times, published as a
pamphlet and have appeared in a range of magazines which include The
Times Literary Supplement, PN Review and Poetry Review.

‘Gripping is not a word you usually associate with poetry, but Vidyan
Ravinthiran’s poems are precisely that, and they seldom let go. They are
full of surprising turns (and turns of phrase), and their humour can
make you squirm, as humour should… A ferocious intelligence is at work
in these poems, whose stylish armoured exterior reflects sometimes a
literary scholar and sometimes a displaced person; sometimes
contemporary Britain and sometimes ancient Sri Lanka’ – Arvind Krishna