Northern Poetry

  • Date and time: Monday 13 November 2023, 5.00pm
  • Location: Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building, University of York Heslington West Campus
  • Admission: All welcome, admission with free ticket

Event details

As part of our Writers at York series, the Department of English and Related Literature is delighted to host a reading by the poets Kit Fan and Tristram Fane Saunders, who both have strong ties to York and will be sharing work from their recent collections published by Carcanet.

Tristram Fane Saunders lives in London and works as a journalist. He is the author of five pamphlets and one poetry collection, Before We Go Any Further (Carcanet, 2023), and is the editor of Edna St Vincent Millay: Poems and Satires (Carcanet, 2021). His poems have appeared in The TLSThe White Review and Poetry Ireland Review.

Kit Fan is a poet, novelist and critic born and educated in Hong Kong before moving to the UK at twenty-one. His first poetry collection, Paper Scissors Stone(2011), won the Hong Kong University International Poetry Prize. As Slow as Possible (2018) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and one of the Irish Times Books of the Year. He was shortlisted twice for the Guardian 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize. He won the Northern Writers Awards for Fiction and for Poetry, the Times Stephen Spender Poetry Translation Prize, and Poetry Magazine Editors' Prize for Reviewing. His debut novel is Diamond Hill (2021). The Ink Cloud Reader is his third poetry collection. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2022.

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