Please join us for a reading and discussion by leading English poet and critic John Wilkinson
Monday, July 14
3pm - 4.30pm
Room E561, Menzies Building
Presented by the Network for Literary and Cultural Studies
John Wilkinson is an English poet born in London and growing up in Cornwall and Devon. He was educated at Cambridge where he was taught most consequentially by J.H. Prynne. He now lives in Chicago, where he teaches in the Department of English and the Committee on Creative Writing at the University of Chicago, following an earlier appointment at the University of Notre Dame. His previous career in the UK took him from psychiatric nursing in Birmingham to teaching Community Care in Swansea, to public health in the East End of London. He has published six collections of poetry with Salt and a collection of critical essays, mainly on recent British poetry. He has subsequently published several critical essays on New York School poets, and lately has turned his attention to W.S. Graham and Dylan Thomas. His most recent book of poetry is Reckitt’s Blue from Seagull Books; and a new long poem, Courses Matter-Woven, will be published as a pamphlet by Equipage in 2014. John Wilkinson’s writing has received extensive critical commentary, including a conference at Sussex University, and he has read and lectured widely in the US, UK, Australia, China and Tibet.
For enquires, contact John Hawke (John.Hawke@monash.edu)