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British poets featured at Poets Corner event

Sep 30, 2020

MIDCOAST — Join this Poets Corner Zoom event Sunday, Oct. 11, where four British Isle poets will be reading from 4 to 5 p.m., with a discussion following from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Register by email to thepoetscornermaine@gmail.com.

Mark S. Burrows will moderate this event. Until recently he was on the faculty of a university in Bochum, Germany, where he taught religion and literature. He is a poet and award-winning translator of German literature, and now makes his home in Camden. Learn more at msburrows.com.

Edward Clarke has published several collections of poems, most recently “A Book of Psalms” (Paraclete Press, 2020). He presented “Clarke’s Psalter,” a documentary about writing these poems, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2018. He is also the author of two books of criticism, “The Later Affluence of W.B. Yeats and Wallace Stevens” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) and “The Vagabond Spirit of Poetry” (Iff Books, 2014), and joins this Zoom event from Oxford.

Hilary Davies has published four collections of poetry, including most recently “Exile and the Kingdom” (2016). She is also a translator, essayist and critic. The recipient of numerous literary awards and distinctions, she has served as Chairman of the Poetry Society of Great Britain and is a Fellow of the English Association. She joins the reading and discussion from London.

James Harpur has published six poetry collections, including most recently “The White Silhouette” (2018), an Irish Times Book of the Year. Winner of the Michael Hartnett Poetry Prize, among others, Harpur regularly broadcasts his work on radio and gives readings and talks about poetry, inspiration and the imagination in universities, schools and at literary festivals. He joins the event from West Cork, Ireland. Learn more at jamesharpur.com.

Sarah Law is a poet and tutor for the Open University and elsewhere. She has published five collections of poetry and a Poetry Book Society selected pamphlet in the United Kingdom, and a sixth collection, “Thérèse: Poems,” was recently published in the United States by Paraclete Press (2020). She edits the online journal Amethyst Review for new writing engaging with the sacred. She joins from her home in London.

More information about these four poets can be found at thepoetscorner.org/events. Register by email to thepoetscornermaine@gmail.com for this Zoom event. The Poets Corner is a platform created to foster community among writers and readers of poetry and short prose. Founded by former Maine Media Workshops + College president Meg Weston and author/writing coach Kathrin Seitz, The Poets Corner is based in Midcoast Maine, and hosts virtual readings on the second Sunday of each month.

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