m2s 2014

Poetry Now Keynote Address With James Fenton


book_now Hailed as a ‘modern master’ by Ian McEwan, former Oxford Professor of Poetry and winner of the Queen’s Gold Medal, James Fenton has written some of the most memorable lyric verse of the past decades. This year marks the publication of Yellow Tulips, Poems 1968-2011, a gathering from four decades of work by a writer described by the Observer as ‘the most talented poet of his generation’.

Tonight, James Fenton will discuss The Complete Poems of Philip Larkin, a new edition which includes uncollected and unpublished poems and Larkin’s many comments on his work.

It may, as John Banville wrote in The Guardian, ‘reveal Larkin as a poet of great and rich abundance’ and be ‘an almost fanatically painstaking piece of work’, but, asks James Fenton ‘is it a welcome experience?’

Thursday September 6th @ 8-30pm
Pavilion Theatre
€15 & €12 (Concession