English and Related Literature
Monday 24 October 2022, 6.00PM
Writers at York and the department of English and Related Literature are proud to host this special poetry reading and launch event, in honour of 100 Queer Poems - an anthology edited by Mary Jean Chan and Andrew McMillan and published earlier this year by Vintage.
100 Queer Poems, is a celebration of thrilling contemporary voices and visionary poets of the past. Questioning and redefining what we mean by a 'queer' poem, it includes classics by Elizabeth Bishop, Langston Hughes, Wilfred Owen, Charlotte Mew and June Jordan, central contemporary figures such as Mark Doty, Jericho Brown, Carol Ann Duffy, Kei Miller, Kae Tempest, Natalie Diaz and Ocean Vuong, alongside thrilling new voices including Chen Chen, Richard Scott, Harry Josephine Giles, Verity Spott and Jay Bernard.
Curated by two widely acclaimed poets, Mary Jean Chan and Andrew McMillan, 100 Queer Poems moves from childhood and adolescence to forging new homes and relationships with our chosen families, from urban life to the natural world, from explorations of the past to how we find and create our future selves.
For this York event, readers will include Vahni (Anthony Ezekiel) Capildeo, Kit Fan, Rosie Garland, Nathan Walker, JT Welsch, and the book's co-editor Andrew McMillan. Readings will be accompanied by a discussion of the book and contemporary queer poetry.
Location: The Treehouse (top floor), Berrick Saul Building, Humanities Research Centre