The Meeting: Reading and Writing through John Clare

Kovesi, S. , Corbett, S., Gallas, J., McCarthy Woolf, K. and Shaw, C. eds. (2022) The Meeting: Reading and Writing through John Clare. John Clare Society. ISBN 9781916135529 (doi: 10.24384/qna8-yq33)

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This book is a testament to the continuing power of the poet John Clare (1793–1864) to inspire creativity in other artists. It is the product of a project launched at Oxford Brookes University in 2019, aimed at getting Clare to places and people he’d not quite reached before, to explore how and why he remains such an inspiration to creative artists of all kinds, and to celebrate 200 years since his first book Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery was published. Celebrated poets led John Clare poetry workshops in public libraries in four corners of England – Bradford, Manchester, London, and Peterborough – and the poems collected here are the product of those workshops. Funded by Arts Council England, the John Clare Society and Oxford Brookes University, our project and this book is a meeting of poems and poets, poems and song, poems, and performance.

Item Type:Books
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kovesi, Professor Simon
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Literature
Publisher:John Clare Society
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