Wednesday 28th February 7:30pm
With Valzhyna Mort and Zayneb Allak
Professor of Modern and Contemporary Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University, Antony’s work has been compared with poets as disparate as John Ashbery and Ezra Pound.
Jeffrey Wainwright has described his poetry as “significant and powerful”, and nowhere is this more apparent than in M, an ode to Manchester in the present moment and to the world it finds itself in, awash with the movement of peoples, cultures, politics and words.
Join us for the launch of his third collection M.
M (‘Manchester’) tackles the contemporary themes of terrorism, industrial decline, and Icelandic violence. This collection also includes the poems that received the Manchester Poetry Prize in 2012.
This event will also include readings by Valzhyna Mort and Zayneb Allak.
Belarusian poet Valzhyna Mort is the author of Collected Body (Copper Canyon Press, 2012) and Factory of Tears (Copper Canyon, 2008). She is Edge Hill’s International Writer in Residence and has been taught at the university for many years, publishing in Atlantic Drift and The Ecco Anthology of International Poetry. writes in Belarusian and English, is the recipient of a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship, the Bess Hokin Prize from Poetry, and the Lannan Foundation Literary Fellowship, among other honors.
Zayneb Allak is Lecturer in Creative Writing at Edge Hill University. Her debut pamphlet, Keine Angst, was published by New Walk Editions in 2017.
FREE for EHU Students with Arts Centre Membership