Poetry at Parasol unit: Carol Watts and Marianne Morris
Thursday 23 June, 7pm
Exploring key themes in the current exhibition this event will include a talk by Carol Watts: Reader in Literature and Poetics, Birkbeck, University of London and a performance by poet and founder of poetry publisher Bad Press, Marianne Morris.
Carol Watts is Co-Director of Birkbeck Centre for Research in Contemporary Poetics. Selected recent publications have included: Alphabetise, Intercapillary Editions, 2011; When blue light falls, Oystercatcher, 2008 and The Cultural Work of Empire: The Seven Years’ War and the Imagining of the Shandean State, Edinburgh: EUP, 2007. Watts’ current research focuses on the transatlantic culture of loyalism during the American Revolution. Marianne Morris is completing a PhD in contemporary poetry at Dartington (University College Falmouth). In 2008 she was the recipient of the Harper-Wood Studentship for Creative Writing, University of Cambridge. Selected recent publications include: Tutu Muse, Fly By Night Press, 2008; A New Book From Barque Press, Which They Will Probably Not Print, Barque Press, 2006.