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Oct 10
18:00 - 19:15
Anthony Mellors
Creative Writing Reading Series

Third up in the Creative Writing Reading Series is Anthony Mellors. Anthony was born in the English fen country and educated at the universities of Sussex and Oxford. He is an historian  of modernism and a founding editor of fragmente: a magazine of contemporary poetics. Recent poetry includes The Lewknor Turn (Shearsman Books), Sylphs (Five Seasons Press), and Confessional Sonnets (Aquifer Press). He is presently completing a translation with introduction and commentary of Daniel zur Höhe's Winterreise, which will feature photogravures by David Rees. By popular demand, he is also writing a third and final homage to Rod McKuen; this new sequence follows the appalling Christmas Album (vErIsImIlltUdE, 2015).

According to Ian Brinton, "These are shrewd and bitter poems in which the tone moves from the outright comic to the moving sense of humanity trapped with concentric systemsof media falsification and invention…The Lewknor Turn should be bought and read by all those who want a sharp dose of acerbic medicine which could provide 'a sure cure for all diseases'." Peter Riley says: "I shall always be glad to have The Lewknor Turn in the house because you never know what you might come across when you open it, what points of stabbing critique will be made by links and undertexts which you hadn't noticed or thought of. In this respect the writing seems inexhaustible."


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