Each term, a poet visits the college for a reading followed by a question-and-answer session. The spirit of the events is relaxed and informal. Entry is free, and the series is open to members of the university and to the public. The next reading in the series will be by Vahni Capildeo.

Vahni (Anthony Ezekiel) Capildeo FRSL is Writer in Residence and Professor at the University of York, an Honorary Student of Christ Church, Oxford, and a Lay Dominican Enquirer (Edinburgh fraternity). A Trinidadian Scottish writer of poetry and non-fiction, their interests include traditional masquerade, silence, plurilingualism, and the poetics of place. The most recent of their books and pamphlets are Like a Tree, Walking (Carcanet, 2021), which was the Poetry Book Society winter choice, and Gentle Housework of the Sacrifice (Guillemot, forthcoming). Capildeo continued research on silence and trees while a Visiting Scholar at Pembroke College, Cambridge (2021). They are a contributing editor at PN Review and a contributing adviser for Blackbox Manifold.

Contact: Professor Matt Bevis.

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