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Mary Jean Chan, Victoria Adukwei Bulley and Momtaza Mehri ‘Poetry Readings’

Saturday, January 20, 2024 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for an hour of poetry with Mary Jean Chan, Victoria Adukwei Bulley and Momtaza Mehri.

Mary Jean Chan

Mary Jean Chan is the author ofFlèche(Faber, 2019), which won the Costa Book Award for Poetry and was shortlisted for the International Dylan Thomas Prize, the John Pollard Foundation International Poetry Prize and a Lambda Literary Award, among others. An Italian translation ofFlècheby Giorgia Sensi was published by Interno Poesia in 2023. Chan’s second bookBright Fear(Faber, 2023) is a Poetry Book Society Autumn Recommendation and is currently shortlisted for the 2023 Forward Prize for Best Collection. Chan edited the anthology100 Queer Poems(Vintage, 2022) with Andrew McMillan and is a judge for the 2023 Booker Prize.

Victoria Adukwei Bulley

Victoria Adukwei Bulley is a poet, writer, and artist. Her work has appeared widely in publications including The White Review, the London Review of Books, and The Atlantic, and she has held residencies internationally in the US, Brazil and the V&A Museum in London. Victoria is the winner of an Eric Gregory Award, and her critically acclaimed debut poetry book,QUIET,won the Rathbones Folio Prize for Poetry, the John Pollard International Poetry Prize, and was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize.QUIETis published by Faber & Faber in the UK and in North America by Knopf, Penguin Random House. Victoria is currently a doctoral student at Royal Holloway, University of London, supported by a Techne award for practice-based research in creative writing.

Momtaza Mehri

Momtaza Mehri is a poet and independent researcher working across criticism, translation, anti-disciplinary research practices, education, and radio. She is a former Young People’s Poet Laureate for London and Frontier-Antioch Fellow at Antioch University (Los Angeles).A former Columnist-in-Residence at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s Open Space, she has also completed residencies at St. Paul’s Cathedral and the British Library. Bad Diaspora Poems, her debut collection was published in Summer 2023.

Venue

Blackwell’s Bookshop
48-51 Broad Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3BQ United Kingdom

Organiser

Blackwell’s, Broad Street Oxford
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