Kellogg College Creative Writing Seminar Series: Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch, 2 February 2017

Tango in Stanzas: The Path from Page to Stage


Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch

Mawby Room, Kellogg College,
62 Banbury Road
5 pm (refreshments) for 5.30 pm

All are welcome and no bookings are necessary.

Is there a difference between a performance poet and a poet who performs their work? In 2015 poet Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch won an Arts Council Creative Wales Award to write, perform and dance Tango in Stanzas, an exploration of poetic metre through the medium of dance. Samantha will trace her creative journey to this performance piece, charting how her poetry has evolved from being primarily page-based to stage-based and examine the way this development has in turn impacted on her creative process.

Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch has published three collections of poetry. Her work has been shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year (Not in These Shoes, Picador 2008), the Roland Mathias Prize (Banjo, Picador 2012) and the Michael Marks Award (Lime & Winter, Rack 2014). Samantha’s poems have appeared in Granta, the Financial Times, the Independent and Poetry Wales. She runs a writers’ retreat on the Wales Coastal Path www.writebythecoast.co.uk.

Seminar Convenor: Dr Clare Morgan

http://www.kellogg.ox.ac.uk/researchcentres/CW

MSt alumna Maya Popa judge for 2017 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine

Maya Popa

MSt alumna Maya Popa is to one of the judges for the 2017 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine. The other judges are Neal Baer, Jorie Graham, Jackie Kay,  Owen Lewis .

Now in its 8th year, the Hippocrates Prize has attracted over 8000 entries from over 60 countries, from the Americas to Fiji and Finland to Australasia. All awards are for a single unpublished poem in English of up to 50 lines of verse on a medical theme.

More about the prize and the judges.