Alan Jenkins is a hugely significant English poet. His collections of poetry include Harm, The Drift and A Shorter Life (all with Chatto & Windus) and Revenants (Clutag Press). He has served as long-time Deputy Editor and Poetry Editor of the TLS, and was Writer in Residence at St John’s College, University of Cambridge from 2015-18. His many poetry awards include a Forward Prize, a Cholmondeley Award, a shortlisting for the T. S. Eliot Prize, and a Poetry Book Society Choice. Alan will read from his poetry, and discuss the genesis of poems and the technicalities of his writing. The session will be followed by a Q&A.
Support will come from Tuesday Shannon and Aly Stoneman, both Midlands4Cities-funded PhD students at NTU. Tuesday’s poems have been featured in Left Lion, Take Three (Soundswrite Press, 2019), and elsewhere. Aly was founding poetry editor at LeftLion Magazine, and is a winner of the Buxton Poetry Prize (2015), and a commissioned poet and ‘Young Voices’ mentor for Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature (2020).