Wednesday 11th March,
Free entry. All welcome.
Room GR05 (Ground Floor) of the English Faculty Building, University of Cambridge, 9 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP.
Faculty of English, University of Cambridge
John Wilkinson is Research Professor at the University of Notre Dame where he teaches literature and creative writing, having worked in UK mental health services for three decades. He has been a Fulbright Scholar at the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, and Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Fellow at the National Humanities Center. The Guardian described his recent book of poetry, "Lake Shore Drive" (Salt 2006), as “multiplex, visionary, ragged, and exceedingly strange because exceedingly true to reality”. Among his recent publications are "The Lyric Touch: Essays on the Poetry of Excess" (Salt, 2006) and "Down to
Earth" (Salt, 2008).
Peter Manson lives in Glasgow. His books include "Between Cup and Lip" (Miami University Press, Ohio 2008), "For the Good of Liars" (Barque Press, London 2006), "Adjunct: an Undigest" (Edinburgh Review 2005) and "Before and After Mallarmé" (Survivors' Press, Glasgow 2005). He was the 2005-6 Judith E. Wilson Visiting Fellow in Poetry at Girton College,
Cambridge. His website, "Freebase Accordion", is at www.petermanson.com. Some audio and video can be found on www.archiveofthenow.com and www.youtube.com
This reading is supported by the Judith E Wilson Fund, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge.