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Contemporary Poetry Reading Group Meeting

November 7, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the Contemporary Poetry Reading Group for an evening of reading, wine, and discussion surrounding the poetry of J.H. Prynne‘s book Wound Response.

At the end of the first session, there was unanimous agreement that we should devote ourselves to the rest of that book. The next session will focus on the book’s second poem, ‘The Blade Given Back’. For scans of the poems, please contact Orland Reade:  osxr@princeton.edu

The next meeting will be on Wednesday November 7th, 7.00 – 8.30 pm in room 105, Chancellor Green Library.   As before, no prior reading or specialist knowledge is required.


J.H. Prynne (born UK, 1936) has pub­lished more than thirty books of poems over the last fifty years, which must count among the most chal­leng­ing poetry writ­ten in Eng­lish. His youth­ful asso­ci­a­tion with Charles Olson, close friend­ship with Ed Dorn, and crit­i­cism of Lan­guage Poetry give his work par­tic­u­lar rel­e­vance to Amer­i­can poetry. Prynne is a reader emer­i­tus at the Uni­ver­sity of Cam­bridge, life fel­low of Gonville and Caius Col­lege, hon­orary pro­fes­sor at the Uni­ver­sity of Sus­sex, and Guest Pro­fes­sor at Sun Yat-sen Uni­ver­sity, China. The third edi­tion of his col­lected Poems was pub­lished in 2005, and his Selected Poems trans­lated into Chi­nese in 2010. He has pub­lished book-length com­men­taries on sin­gle poems by Wordsworth, Shake­speare and Herbert.


November 7, 2012
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm