WEFOUNDOxford and Poetry in 1911: An Inaugural Lecture Delivered in the Sheldonian Theatre on June 2, 1911 (Classic Reprint)


The series has been organised by Peter King, Lecturer in Philosophy at Pembroke. Performances take place every Monday evening at 6pm between 15th January - 5th March. Check our events page for further listings. To find out more please contact Peter King.

Alemu Tebeje Ayele is an Ethiopian journalist and poet living in exile in London. He writes in Amharic and works on translating his own and other Ethiopian poets' work with Chris Beckett. His poems have been published in Modern Poetry in Translation and PN Review. His poem "Greetings to the people of Europe" was projected on Blenheim Palace last year by the American artist Jenny Holzer as part of her "Softer" exhibition.

Chris Beckett grew up in Addis Ababa and studied languages at Pembroke College, Oxford. His last collection "Ethiopia Boy", published by Carcanet/Oxford Poets, is a series of praise poems recreating the Ethiopia of his boyhood, and the friend he loved, Abebe the cook's son. Julian Stannard in Poetry Review called it a delight and compared it to Virginia Woolf's Orlando. As well as writing his own poems, Chris is one of the only people translating Ethiopian poetry today. Together with Alemu Tebeje, he started Tamrat Books last year, and published a first pamphlet of poems by the well-known dissident poet and writer, Hama Tuma, entitled "Just a Nobody"

If you don't know the way to the T. S. Eliot Theatre in Merton College, please come to Merton lodge at 8:20-25 and a member of the committee will take you, or ask a porter for directions.

Dr Sandeep Parmar is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Liverpool. Her books include:  Reading Mina Loy’s Autobiographies: Myth of the Modern Woman  (a critical study of the modernist writer Mina Loy’s literary archive), a scholarly edition of the  Collected Poems of Hope Mirrlees  and the  Collected Poems of Nancy Cunard,  as well as two books of her own poetry:  The Marble Orchard  and  Eidolon  (for which she won the Ledbury Forte Prize for best second collection).

Beau Hopkins read French and Spanish at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, then studied for an MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. His poems and translations have appeared in numerous magazines, websites and anthologies.

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The series has been organised by Peter King, Lecturer in Philosophy at Pembroke. Performances take place every Monday evening at 6pm between 15th January - 5th March. Check our events page for further listings. To find out more please contact Peter King.

Alemu Tebeje Ayele is an Ethiopian journalist and poet living in exile in London. He writes in Amharic and works on translating his own and other Ethiopian poets' work with Chris Beckett. His poems have been published in Modern Poetry in Translation and PN Review. His poem "Greetings to the people of Europe" was projected on Blenheim Palace last year by the American artist Jenny Holzer as part of her "Softer" exhibition.

Chris Beckett grew up in Addis Ababa and studied languages at Pembroke College, Oxford. His last collection "Ethiopia Boy", published by Carcanet/Oxford Poets, is a series of praise poems recreating the Ethiopia of his boyhood, and the friend he loved, Abebe the cook's son. Julian Stannard in Poetry Review called it a delight and compared it to Virginia Woolf's Orlando. As well as writing his own poems, Chris is one of the only people translating Ethiopian poetry today. Together with Alemu Tebeje, he started Tamrat Books last year, and published a first pamphlet of poems by the well-known dissident poet and writer, Hama Tuma, entitled "Just a Nobody"

If you don't know the way to the T. S. Eliot Theatre in Merton College, please come to Merton lodge at 8:20-25 and a member of the committee will take you, or ask a porter for directions.

Dr Sandeep Parmar is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Liverpool. Her books include:  Reading Mina Loy’s Autobiographies: Myth of the Modern Woman  (a critical study of the modernist writer Mina Loy’s literary archive), a scholarly edition of the  Collected Poems of Hope Mirrlees  and the  Collected Poems of Nancy Cunard,  as well as two books of her own poetry:  The Marble Orchard  and  Eidolon  (for which she won the Ledbury Forte Prize for best second collection).

Beau Hopkins read French and Spanish at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, then studied for an MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. His poems and translations have appeared in numerous magazines, websites and anthologies.

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Nobel prize winner Derek Walcott has withdrawn from the race to become Oxford's professor of poetry following an anonymous letter campaign.

The campaign saw up to 100 Oxford academics sent photocopied pages from a book detailing a sexual harassment claim made against Walcott by a Harvard student in 1982. The student alleged that Walcott asked her to, "Imagine me making love to you. What would I do? ... Would you make love with me if I asked you?", and claimed that after she turned him down, she was given a C grade in his class.

Walcott was one of three candidates in the running for the position – the most influential in poetry in the UK behind that of the laureateship – alongside Ruth Padel and the Indian poet Arvind Krishna Mehrotra. He was backed by major names in the literary world, including Booker winner Alan Hollinghurst, Graham Robb, Marina Warner, poet Jenny Joseph, and professor Hermione Lee, and was seen as the frontrunner for the post. Oxford graduates are due to vote for their choice of poetry professor on 16 May.

Audre Lorde quotes, images of female and feminist poets Audre Lorde, bell hooks, Anna Akhmatova, Edna St Vincent Millay, Elizabeth Bishop, and Emily Dickinson. Set comes with 5 different badges of random combination/colours.

Below are a selection of books, zines, pamphlets and publications of local writers for sale. To purchase, click on the cover images and you will be redirected to PayPal.

A collaboration of original poetry, prose, and visual art created by the local Hurst Street Press,  IRIS  is a space for contemporary interpretations of the theme ‘Sense of Place’.

The series has been organised by Peter King, Lecturer in Philosophy at Pembroke. Performances take place every Monday evening at 6pm between 15th January - 5th March. Check our events page for further listings. To find out more please contact Peter King.

Alemu Tebeje Ayele is an Ethiopian journalist and poet living in exile in London. He writes in Amharic and works on translating his own and other Ethiopian poets' work with Chris Beckett. His poems have been published in Modern Poetry in Translation and PN Review. His poem "Greetings to the people of Europe" was projected on Blenheim Palace last year by the American artist Jenny Holzer as part of her "Softer" exhibition.

Chris Beckett grew up in Addis Ababa and studied languages at Pembroke College, Oxford. His last collection "Ethiopia Boy", published by Carcanet/Oxford Poets, is a series of praise poems recreating the Ethiopia of his boyhood, and the friend he loved, Abebe the cook's son. Julian Stannard in Poetry Review called it a delight and compared it to Virginia Woolf's Orlando. As well as writing his own poems, Chris is one of the only people translating Ethiopian poetry today. Together with Alemu Tebeje, he started Tamrat Books last year, and published a first pamphlet of poems by the well-known dissident poet and writer, Hama Tuma, entitled "Just a Nobody"

If you don't know the way to the T. S. Eliot Theatre in Merton College, please come to Merton lodge at 8:20-25 and a member of the committee will take you, or ask a porter for directions.

Dr Sandeep Parmar is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Liverpool. Her books include:  Reading Mina Loy’s Autobiographies: Myth of the Modern Woman  (a critical study of the modernist writer Mina Loy’s literary archive), a scholarly edition of the  Collected Poems of Hope Mirrlees  and the  Collected Poems of Nancy Cunard,  as well as two books of her own poetry:  The Marble Orchard  and  Eidolon  (for which she won the Ledbury Forte Prize for best second collection).

Beau Hopkins read French and Spanish at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, then studied for an MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. His poems and translations have appeared in numerous magazines, websites and anthologies.

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Nobel prize winner Derek Walcott has withdrawn from the race to become Oxford's professor of poetry following an anonymous letter campaign.

The campaign saw up to 100 Oxford academics sent photocopied pages from a book detailing a sexual harassment claim made against Walcott by a Harvard student in 1982. The student alleged that Walcott asked her to, "Imagine me making love to you. What would I do? ... Would you make love with me if I asked you?", and claimed that after she turned him down, she was given a C grade in his class.

Walcott was one of three candidates in the running for the position – the most influential in poetry in the UK behind that of the laureateship – alongside Ruth Padel and the Indian poet Arvind Krishna Mehrotra. He was backed by major names in the literary world, including Booker winner Alan Hollinghurst, Graham Robb, Marina Warner, poet Jenny Joseph, and professor Hermione Lee, and was seen as the frontrunner for the post. Oxford graduates are due to vote for their choice of poetry professor on 16 May.

Audre Lorde quotes, images of female and feminist poets Audre Lorde, bell hooks, Anna Akhmatova, Edna St Vincent Millay, Elizabeth Bishop, and Emily Dickinson. Set comes with 5 different badges of random combination/colours.

Below are a selection of books, zines, pamphlets and publications of local writers for sale. To purchase, click on the cover images and you will be redirected to PayPal.

A collaboration of original poetry, prose, and visual art created by the local Hurst Street Press,  IRIS  is a space for contemporary interpretations of the theme ‘Sense of Place’.

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The series has been organised by Peter King, Lecturer in Philosophy at Pembroke. Performances take place every Monday evening at 6pm between 15th January - 5th March. Check our events page for further listings. To find out more please contact Peter King.

Alemu Tebeje Ayele is an Ethiopian journalist and poet living in exile in London. He writes in Amharic and works on translating his own and other Ethiopian poets' work with Chris Beckett. His poems have been published in Modern Poetry in Translation and PN Review. His poem "Greetings to the people of Europe" was projected on Blenheim Palace last year by the American artist Jenny Holzer as part of her "Softer" exhibition.

Chris Beckett grew up in Addis Ababa and studied languages at Pembroke College, Oxford. His last collection "Ethiopia Boy", published by Carcanet/Oxford Poets, is a series of praise poems recreating the Ethiopia of his boyhood, and the friend he loved, Abebe the cook's son. Julian Stannard in Poetry Review called it a delight and compared it to Virginia Woolf's Orlando. As well as writing his own poems, Chris is one of the only people translating Ethiopian poetry today. Together with Alemu Tebeje, he started Tamrat Books last year, and published a first pamphlet of poems by the well-known dissident poet and writer, Hama Tuma, entitled "Just a Nobody"

The series has been organised by Peter King, Lecturer in Philosophy at Pembroke. Performances take place every Monday evening at 6pm between 15th January - 5th March. Check our events page for further listings. To find out more please contact Peter King.

Alemu Tebeje Ayele is an Ethiopian journalist and poet living in exile in London. He writes in Amharic and works on translating his own and other Ethiopian poets' work with Chris Beckett. His poems have been published in Modern Poetry in Translation and PN Review. His poem "Greetings to the people of Europe" was projected on Blenheim Palace last year by the American artist Jenny Holzer as part of her "Softer" exhibition.

Chris Beckett grew up in Addis Ababa and studied languages at Pembroke College, Oxford. His last collection "Ethiopia Boy", published by Carcanet/Oxford Poets, is a series of praise poems recreating the Ethiopia of his boyhood, and the friend he loved, Abebe the cook's son. Julian Stannard in Poetry Review called it a delight and compared it to Virginia Woolf's Orlando. As well as writing his own poems, Chris is one of the only people translating Ethiopian poetry today. Together with Alemu Tebeje, he started Tamrat Books last year, and published a first pamphlet of poems by the well-known dissident poet and writer, Hama Tuma, entitled "Just a Nobody"

If you don't know the way to the T. S. Eliot Theatre in Merton College, please come to Merton lodge at 8:20-25 and a member of the committee will take you, or ask a porter for directions.

Dr Sandeep Parmar is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Liverpool. Her books include:  Reading Mina Loy’s Autobiographies: Myth of the Modern Woman  (a critical study of the modernist writer Mina Loy’s literary archive), a scholarly edition of the  Collected Poems of Hope Mirrlees  and the  Collected Poems of Nancy Cunard,  as well as two books of her own poetry:  The Marble Orchard  and  Eidolon  (for which she won the Ledbury Forte Prize for best second collection).

Beau Hopkins read French and Spanish at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, then studied for an MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. His poems and translations have appeared in numerous magazines, websites and anthologies.

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Nobel prize winner Derek Walcott has withdrawn from the race to become Oxford's professor of poetry following an anonymous letter campaign.

The campaign saw up to 100 Oxford academics sent photocopied pages from a book detailing a sexual harassment claim made against Walcott by a Harvard student in 1982. The student alleged that Walcott asked her to, "Imagine me making love to you. What would I do? ... Would you make love with me if I asked you?", and claimed that after she turned him down, she was given a C grade in his class.

Walcott was one of three candidates in the running for the position – the most influential in poetry in the UK behind that of the laureateship – alongside Ruth Padel and the Indian poet Arvind Krishna Mehrotra. He was backed by major names in the literary world, including Booker winner Alan Hollinghurst, Graham Robb, Marina Warner, poet Jenny Joseph, and professor Hermione Lee, and was seen as the frontrunner for the post. Oxford graduates are due to vote for their choice of poetry professor on 16 May.

The series has been organised by Peter King, Lecturer in Philosophy at Pembroke. Performances take place every Monday evening at 6pm between 15th January - 5th March. Check our events page for further listings. To find out more please contact Peter King.

Alemu Tebeje Ayele is an Ethiopian journalist and poet living in exile in London. He writes in Amharic and works on translating his own and other Ethiopian poets' work with Chris Beckett. His poems have been published in Modern Poetry in Translation and PN Review. His poem "Greetings to the people of Europe" was projected on Blenheim Palace last year by the American artist Jenny Holzer as part of her "Softer" exhibition.

Chris Beckett grew up in Addis Ababa and studied languages at Pembroke College, Oxford. His last collection "Ethiopia Boy", published by Carcanet/Oxford Poets, is a series of praise poems recreating the Ethiopia of his boyhood, and the friend he loved, Abebe the cook's son. Julian Stannard in Poetry Review called it a delight and compared it to Virginia Woolf's Orlando. As well as writing his own poems, Chris is one of the only people translating Ethiopian poetry today. Together with Alemu Tebeje, he started Tamrat Books last year, and published a first pamphlet of poems by the well-known dissident poet and writer, Hama Tuma, entitled "Just a Nobody"

If you don't know the way to the T. S. Eliot Theatre in Merton College, please come to Merton lodge at 8:20-25 and a member of the committee will take you, or ask a porter for directions.

Dr Sandeep Parmar is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Liverpool. Her books include:  Reading Mina Loy’s Autobiographies: Myth of the Modern Woman  (a critical study of the modernist writer Mina Loy’s literary archive), a scholarly edition of the  Collected Poems of Hope Mirrlees  and the  Collected Poems of Nancy Cunard,  as well as two books of her own poetry:  The Marble Orchard  and  Eidolon  (for which she won the Ledbury Forte Prize for best second collection).

Beau Hopkins read French and Spanish at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, then studied for an MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. His poems and translations have appeared in numerous magazines, websites and anthologies.


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