Fifty Years of Carcanet Press

A celebration hosted by Kirsty Gunn, Visiting Research Fellow in the Creative Arts at Merton College.

This convivial and informal evening has been planned to highlight the poetry and creative practice of prominent poets on the Carcanet list, all of whom have connections to Oxford and the University.

Come along and hear a range of readings by Peter McDonald, Jane Yeh, Rowland Bagnall, Jane Draycott, Peter Davidson and Jenny Lewis, and be part of a discussion that will range from themes of influence and tradition to a consideration of contemporary poetics and the role of the poet in contemporary society.

A drinks reception will follow the presentation, where there will be an opportunity to meet the poets, purchase copies of recent collections and learn more about the work of Carcanet Press in making a major contribution to cultural life in the UK and beyond.