POETRY AND COVID COLLABORATIONS: Sinéad Morrissey, Jan Wagner, Iain Galbraith, Carol Leeming, Rakhshan Rizwan, David Herd & Sharmistha Mohanty, with Lauren Terry
Three international pairings of acclaimed poets recite collaborations written for the AHRC-funded Poetry and Covid project anthology, published by Shearsman Press. The session will be chaired by Professor Anthony Caleshu, of the University of Plymouth (who is working with Rory Waterman on the project). The session will be followed by a Q&A.
Sinéad Morrissey is from Belfast and lives in Newcastle. She has published six collections with Carcanet. Her awards include the T. S. Eliot Prize and the Forward Prize for Best Collection. Jan Wagner lives in Berlin, and has published seven collections. He is also a translator into English. Iain Galbraith is a Scottish poet, essayist and translator. His prizes include the Stephen Spender Prize (2014) and the Popescu Prize for European Poetry Translation (2015). Carol Leeming MBE was born in Leicester to Jamaican and Antiguan parents. She is a multi-award-winning poet and a multi-disciplinary artist in literature, performing arts & digital media. Rakhshan Rizwan is originally from Pakistan and has lived in Germany, the Netherlands and now the USA. Her debut pamphlet, Paisley (2017), was shortlisted for the Michael Marks Award. David Herd has published several collections, mainly with Carcanet, and is a co-organiser of the project Refugee Tales. Sharmistha Mohanty is the author of three works of prose. Her most recent work is a book of poems, The Gods Came Afterwards.
Support will come from Lauren Terry, NTU Midlands4Cities PhD student, graduate of the NTU BA English with Creative Writing and MA Creative Writing, and author of the pamphlet Museum of Lost and Broken Things (Leafe, 2020).