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30th March, 2014

Runnymede Literary Festival: Poetry Reading – Robert Sheppard, Rob Holloway, and Peter Hughes

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30th March, 2014
Centre for Creative Collaboration, 16 Acton Street, London, WC1X 9NG

Robert Sheppard has taught at Edge Hill University since 1996. He is the author of two important critical works: The Poetry of Saying: British Poetry and Its Discontents (Liverpool UP, 2005) andWhen Bad Times Made for Good Poetry (Shearsman, 2011). He has published a number of books of poetry including the major work, The Complete Twentieth-Century Blues (Salt, 2008) and the sonnet sequence Warrant Error (Shearsman, 2009).  More recent work includes Berlin Bursts and A Translated Man – both from Shearsman.

Rob Holloway is a London-based poet and teacher. His first book PERMIT was published by the US-based poetry collective Subpress in 2009. A sample from his ongoing sequence FLESH RAYS was published by Crater Press in Dec 2010. From Nov 2002 to March 2004 he hosted the radio show “Up for Air” on Resonance FM. In 2004 he launched the poetry CD label Stem.

Peter Hughes is a poet, painter and the founding editor of Oystercatcher Press. He was born in Oxford in 1956, based in Italy for many years and now lives on the Norfolk coast. Nistanimera,The Summer of Agios DimitriosThe Pistol Tree Poems and Selected Poems have been published by Shearsman, as has ‘An intuition of the particular’: some essays on the poetry of Peter Hughes, edited by Ian Brinton. Allotment Architecture recently came out from Reality Street who will also be publishing Peter’s translations of Petrarch’s sonnets.

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