MSt alumna Maya Popa interviews MSt tutors Jane Draycott & Jenny Lewis for Carcanet blog

Jane Draycott and Jenny Lewis: Recalibrating the Classics

MSt alumna Maya Popa interviewed MSt tutors Jane Draycott & Jenny Lewis for Carcanet blog, which is now available to read online.

From the announcement;
This week on the blog, Jenny Lewis and Jane Draycott talk to Maya C. Popa about their translations Gilgamesh Retold and Pearl. As part of the Bookblast Tour 2018, the pair will be discussing their work in Claiming the Great Tradition: Women Recalibrate the Classics at Waterstones, Manchester on Thursday 8 November. We’d love to see you there. 

For more information, head over to our Facebook event.

Jenny Lewis is an Anglo-Welsh poet, playwright, songwriter, children’s author and translator who teaches poetry at Oxford University. She trained as a painter at the Ruskin School of Art before reading English at St Edmund Hall, Oxford.

She has published two collections with Oxford Poets/Carcanet, Fathom (2007) andTaking Mesopotamia (2014). Lewis is currently completing a PhD on Gilgamesh at Goldsmiths. Her translation Gilgamesh Retold is due out this October.

Jane Draycott studied at King’s College London and Bristol University. Her first full collection, Prince Rupert’s Drop was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection in 1999. In 2002 she was the winner of the Keats-Shelley Prize for Poetry and in 2004, the year of her second collection, The Night Tree, she was nominated as one of the Poetry Book Society’s ‘Next Generation’ list of poets. Her third collection, Over was shortlisted for the 2009 T.S. Eliot Prize. 

She lives in Oxfordshire and is a tutor on postgraduate writing programmes at Oxford University and Lancaster University. 
Maya C. Popa is a Romanian-American poet and the author of two chapbooks, The Bees Have Been Canceled, and You Always Wished the Animals Would Leave. She holds degrees from Oxford University, New York University, and Barnard College. She directs the Creative Writing Program and teaches English Literature at the Nightingale-Bamford School in New York City.
Jenny Lewis and Jane Draycott