Poetry festival 2009 archive

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Friday 25th September

7.30pm

Moniza Alvi

Michael Hulse

and from France

Valérie Rouzeau with her translator Susan Wicks

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Saturday 26th September

11.00am

Discussion by the writers

chaired by Michael Hulse

The Public Face of Poetry

If poetry is anti-establishment, do writers need to aspire

to public office? The writers might say whether they

would have accepted the post of

Poet Laureate or Professor of Poetry at Oxford

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Saturday 26th September

3.00pm

Lachlan Mackinnon

Pascale Petit

and Basque poet Eli Tolaretxipi

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Saturday 26th September

8.00pm

Annie Freud

Celebrating his 80th birthday Peter Porter

Kit Wright

 

Sunday 27th September

11.00am

From Russia

Larissa Miller with her translator Richard McKane

John Hartley Williams

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 Sunday 27th September

3.00pm

Inspiration and Enlightenment

The poets describe which writers have been most significant

to them in their personal development.

Chaired by Michael Hulse