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David Wheatley and Stephen Burt

Our next live worldwide poetry reading will feature Stephen Burt from Cambridge, MA, USA and David Wheatley from Aberdeen, UK, hosted by Jennifer Williams of Scottish Poetry Library.

Tune in for free on October 17th, 2015 at 20.00 BST. The poets will be reading their work and answering your questions live on air.

Stephen Burt is Professor of English at Harvard University and the author of several books of poetry and criticism, among them the new chapbook All Season Stephanie, the full-length collection Belmont, and, with David Mikics, The Art of the Sonnet.

David Wheatley was born in Dublin in 1970, and teaches at the University of Aberdeen. He is the author of four collections of poetry with Gallery Press: Thirst (1997), Misery Hill (2000), Mocker (2006) and A Nest on the Waves (2010), and has edited the work of James Clarence Mangan for Gallery Press and Samuel Beckett’s Selected Poems 1930-1989 for Faber and Faber. His critical study Contemporary British Poetry is published by Palgrave in 2014. His other publications include a short book on pubs, Dark and True and Tender (CB Editions, 2012), and a poetic study of Scottish ‘avant-gardening’, The Reed Bunting Unseen: A Camouflage Garden for Ian Hamilton Finlay (Wild Honey Press, 2013). His writing has won various prizes, including the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, the Vincent Buckley Prize, and the Friends Provident (Irish) National Irish Poetry Competition.

The Scottish Poetry Library is a unique national resource and advocate for the art of poetry, and Scottish poetry in particular. They are committed to bringing the pleasures and benefits of poetry to as wide an audience as possible. Physically and virtually, the Scottish Poetry Library’s doors are open. JL Williams was born in New Jersey and studied at Wellesley College and on the MLitt in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow. Her poetry has been published in journals including Magma, Edinburgh Review, Poetry Wales, The Wolf, Shearsman, Fulcrum and Stand. Her second collection, Locust and Marlin, was published by Shearsman in 2014. Jennifer is the Programme Manager at the Scottish Poetry Library.

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