International poetry series at the School of English

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The School of English is hosting a poetry reading series that will welcome high-profile international writers as part of the 360 degrees festival.

Port of Call: Poetics, Translation and Cultural Transmission – an international poetry reading series, offers an eclectic mix of poetry.

The first event takes place on Thursday, 14 March, from 5 to 6pm with Singaporean poet Alvin Pang whose poetry has been translated into more than 15 languages, and James Byrne, who was born in London and graduated from the MFA programme at the New York University where he won a Stein Scholarship.

Each poet will read for around 20 minutes, and a Q&A will follow. The event will be held in the School of the Arts Library, 19 Abercromby Square.

Future dates

Thursday 21 March, 5-6pm, Belarussian poet Valzhyna Mort and Jamaican poet Ishion Hutchinson. Wednesday 24 April, 5-6pm, American poet Marilyn Hacker and Moroccan poet Rachida Madani. Wednesday 8 May, 5-6pm, Canadian poet Priscila Uppal, with British-Indian poet Tishani Doshi.

For more information and to book free tickets, email: or telephone: 0151 795 3129.

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