Saturday, August 29, 2009

Farmleigh Poetry Event

An evening of poetry in Farmleigh by renowned poets Tom Paulin (right) and Jamie McKendrick - introduced by Stella Tillyard – author of “Aristocrats”.

Tom Paulin and Jamie McKendrick will read from recent and collected works to an audience in the Ballroom of Farmleigh and there will be an opportunity for lively discussion during the evening.

Tom Paulin was born in Belfast in 1949 and is now a fellow of Hertford College, Oxford. He is the author of numerous poetry collections, plays and books of non-fiction, many of which reflect upon the political situation in Northern Ireland. Tom is also an frequent contributor of BBC 2’s Newsnight Review.

Jamie McKendrick was born in Liverpool in 1955 and now lives in Oxford. He is the author of 5 volumes of poetry, most recently “Crocodiles and Obelisks” and of many translations from Italian. Jamie has just finished a translation of the poetry of Valerio Magrelli.

Date: Tuesday 1st of September. Location: The Ballroom, Farmleigh, Time: 8pm.
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