Professor J. Edward Chamberlin National Poetry Day University of Glasgow

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Come Back To Me My Language: Poetry and the West Indies

Wednesday 2 October, 2019 – 6 p.m.

Yudowitz Room, Woolfson Medical Building

To celebrate National Poetry Day, the University of Glasgow Creative Writing Programme in association with the Scottish Poetry Library are delighted to present this very special event with Professor J. Edward Chamberlin introduced by Colin Herd. Now also including an appearance and short reading by Lorna Goodison, Poet Laureate of Jamaica.

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J. Edward Chamberlin was educated at the universities of British Columbia, Oxford and Toronto. He is now University Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto, and lectures widely on literary, historical and cultural issues. His books include Ripe Was the Drowsy Hour: The Age of Oscar Wilde; Come Back To Me My Language: Poetry and the West Indies; If This Is Your Land, Where Are Your Stories? Finding Common Ground; Horse: How the Horse Has Shaped Civilizations; Island: How Islands Transform the World; and The Banker and the Blackfoot: An Untold Story of Friendship, Trust and Broken Promises; and he co-edited Or Words To That Effect: Orality and the Writing of Literary History. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and lives with his wife, Lorna Goodison, in Halfmoon Bay, British Columbia.

Come Back To My My Language: Poetry and the West Indies has just been re-published (with a new Afterword) this spring by Peepal Tree Press, 25 years after its first publication in the United States, Canada and Jamaica.

The event will be followed by a Drinks Reception.

Free Event – Registration

Yudowitz Room, Woolfson Medical Building, University of Glasgow, University Avenue, Glasgow G128QQ

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