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Poetry Reading: Kathleen Jamie & John Kinsella

Magma 72, The Climate Change Issue

Monday 21st January 2019
Magma Poetry working with The Cambridge Conservation Initiative

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Looking back to the early 21st century from a few hundred years ahead – if there are humans to look and literature that’s survived – people might expect to find a lot of climate change in the poetry section. But would they? And what would such poems be like? Join us to find out, with main readings from Kathleen Jamie and John Kinsella plus contributors reading their poems from the issue that resulted from their collaborations with conservationists working within the David Attenborough Building.

Kathleen Jamie is one of our most celebrated poets writing today. Her work wonderfully engages with nature and place and has won numerous awards including The Costa Poetry Prize, the Forward Prize and the Scottish Book of the Year Award. Her collections to date include The Tree House, The Overhaul and The Bonniest Companie. For the last decade, Kathleen Jamie has also written non-fiction concerning land, nature and culture: she is author of the highly regarded Findings and Sightlines. Her most recent book is Selected Poems, which was published in 2018.

John Kinsella is an Australian poet, novelist, critic, essayist and editor. His most recent poetry books include The Wound (Arc, 2018) and Drowning in Wheat: Selected Poems (Picador, 2016). His latest critical book is Polysituatedness: A poetics of displacement (Manchester University Press, 2017). He is a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge, and Professor of Literature and Environment at Curtin University, Western Australia.

There will be books and copies of Magma 72 for sale.
Doors and drinks reception 6.30pm, Event start 7pm.
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