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Matt Simpson Memorial Poetry Reading

Starts: Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Liverpool Hope University and The Windows Project invite you to The Matt Simpson Memorial Reading by GEORGE SZIRTES

George Szirtes is a poet and translator, born in Hungary in 1948 and emigrated to England with his parents after the 1956 Budapest uprising.

He has won the 2004 T.S. Eliot Prize for his collection Reel (Bloodaxe).   His translations from Hungarian poetry, fiction and drama have also won numerous awards.  He has received an Honorary Fellowship from Goldsmiths College, University of London and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of East Anglia.  He has been a member of the Royal Society of Literature since 1982.

George Szirtes’ most recent collection is Bad Machine (Bloodaxe).

Matt Simpson (13 May 1936 – 8 June 2009) was a poet and literary critic.  He was born in Bootle to a family with a long sea-faring tradition, educated at BootleGrammar School and read English at Cambridge University.

He was senior lecturer in English at Liverpool Hope University and its predecessor Liverpool Institute of Higher Education for some thirty years.  He was a founder member and chair of The Windows Project from 1977.

He published six full collections of poetry including An Elegy for the Galosherman (Bloodaxe) and numerous books of literary criticism as well as appearing in over 100 anthologies of poetry for children.

Matt Simpson’s Collected Poems is published by Shoestring Press.


Category: Conferences and Symposiums
Date: Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - Tuesday, 13 February 2018
Time: 5pm
Venue : Eden Arbour Room

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