Saturday, November 22, 2008

Tony Harrison at UBC

Found out yesterday that one of my favourite contemporary poets--and one of the best political poets of the past 100 years--Tony Harrison, is coming to town. He's doing a bevy of things at UBC next week. I'm planning to check out his reading (which actually ends the same time as mine is supposed to start at the Railway Club), but am especially interested in the poetry reading workshop he's giving on Wednesday. If you're in the Vancouver area, you should really try to come see Harrison. It's pretty rare that such an eminent British poet makes it all the way out here.

Hear Harrison read four of his poems here.

Read more of his poems here.

Read a profile of him here.

Read a review of his Selected Poems here.

If you're only going to read one thing, make it "V"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Not to mention a formidable translator of Euripides, et. al. I saw his Hecuba in London in the spring of 2005. Astonishing.