You are warmly invited to join us for the following event on Wednesday 9 October 2019.
Vidyan Ravinthiran is a poet and literary critic. Until recently he taught at the University of Birmingham, but will shortly be taking up a post at Harvard University in the US. His second poetry collection, The Million-Petalled Flower of Being Here (Bloodaxe Books, 2019), a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, is shortlisted for the 2019 Forward Prize for Best Collection. His first book of poems, Grun-tu-molani (Bloodaxe Books, 2014), was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, the Seamus Heaney Centre Poetry Prize and the Michael Murphy Memorial Prize. He is an editor at Prac Crit, the online magazine of poetry and poetics, as well as the author of Elizabeth Bishop’s Prosaic (Bucknell, 2015), winner of the University English Book Prize 2016 and the Warren-Brooks Award for Outstanding Literary Criticism. He also writes literary journalism, most recently for Poetry (verse) and The Telegraph (fiction), and is represented as an author of fiction by the Wylie Agency. Vidyan will be talking about every aspect of his life and work as an author, and there will be plenty of time for questions.