Poetry under discussion

You are warmly invited to this fortnight’s staff-postgraduate


All with an interest in literature are welcome!

We’re  meeting on:
THURSDAY 9th August at 5:15pm
in HUMSS 112
Whiteknights Campus

We’ll be discussing the work of the English poet Geoffrey Hill, currently Oxford Professor of Poetry.

Geoffrey Hill was born in England in 1932. From a working-class family, Hill attended Oxford where his poetry was first published. Today his work is noted for its seriousness, allusiveness, and dedication to history and theology. The poems are also playful, touching and sensuous. His early collections, King Log, (1968) and Mercian Hymns (1971), interlace cool formal restraint with an impassioned scrutiny of historical narrative that probes the politics of representing violent episodes in British history. His later work – including Speech! Speech! (2000) and The Triumph of Love (1999) – makes much use of the energetically attention-grabbing idioms of public life: advertising, the internet, television, political sloganeering.

About Cindy

Associate Professor in the Department of English Literature at the University of Reading. Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
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