Vidyan Ravinthiran, Keasbey Research Fellow at Selwyn College, will read from his first collection, Grun-tu-molani (Bloodaxe, 2014). Wine will be served. Date: Friday 25th April Time: 6pm Venue: Master’s Lodgings, Selwyn College RSVP: if you would like to reserve a place, please email email@example.com. 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 Mehrotra.
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