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Clare Pollard: Poetry in Translation

Thursday 8 February 2018, 6.00PM to 8.00pm

Clare Pollard is a poet, playwright, translator, and editor. Please join us for a special evening celebrating poetry and translation.

Clare Pollard’s first collection of poetry, The Heavy-Petting Zoo (1998) was written whilst she was still at school, and received an Eric Gregory Award.  It was followed by Bedtime (2002) and Look, Clare! Look!(2005), which was made a set text on the WJEC A-level syllabus.  Her fourth collection Changeling (2011) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, and her latest is Incarnation (Bloodaxe, 2017). 

Clare Pollard co-translated  The Sea-Migrations by Asha Lul Mohamud Yusuf (Bloodaxe, 2017), which received a PEN Translates award, and her version of Ovid’s Heroines (Bloodaxe, 2013) recently toured as a one-woman shot with Jaybird Live Literature. She is also the new editor of Modern Poetry in Translation, co-founded by Ted Hughes.

As part of the Writers at York series, Clare Pollard will be giving a talk on poetry in translation, followed by a reading of her own poetry.

Writers at York offers a lively programme of public readings and workshops, and aims to celebrate and explore the work of emerging and established contemporary writers.

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Location: Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, University of York Heslington West Campus

Admission: All welcome, no booking required