Writers at Essex – Tim Atkins and Jeff Hilson


6:00 to 7:00 pm

Art Exchange

admission free

The Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies in collaboration with Art Exchange bring you a series of poetry readings and performances that expand on teaching and research at the University of Essex.

Tim Atkins and Jeff Hilson

Wednesday 11 December 6.00 – 7.00pm Lakeside Theatre Cafe

Two of Britain’s leading experimental poets come together for an explosive evening of words and grunts.

A member of the 2013 writing programme at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University, Tim Atkins is a widely-translated and published poet, his work having appeared in The USA, France, Mexico, and the UK. His poems have also been translated into Lithuanian and appeared in many of the public conveniences

of the capital city, Vilnius in 2011. Recent titles include Petrarch (Book Thug), 1000 Sonnets (if p then q), Honda Ode (Oystercatcher), Fat Boy in a Kaftan (Faber), and 25 Sonnets (The Figures). The Complete Petrarch is due from Crater in 2014.

Teaching Creative Writing at Roehampton University, Lonodon, Jeff Hilson’s publications include stretchers (2006, Reality Street), Bird bird (2009, Landfill) and In The Assarts (2010, Veer Books). He also edited The Reality Street Book of Sonnets (2008, Reality Street) which US poet Ron Silliman called “alas…the finest collection of sonnets ever put together.” He is currently working on a long poem sequence called “Organ Music”. A selection of his work appeared recently in a special British poets feature of the online magazine Jacket 2.

Admission Free