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Phillis Levin and Martha Sprackland – A Reading
22nd March 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us for an evening of readings with visiting American poet Phillis Levin and Martha Sprackland.
PHILLIS LEVIN is the author of five poetry collections, most recently Mr. Memory & Other Poems (Penguin Books, 2016), a finalist for the 2016 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She is the editor of The Penguin Book of the Sonnet: 500 Years of a Classic Tradition in English (Penguin, 2001). Her honours include the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book Award, a Fulbright Scholar Award to Slovenia, the Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship, and fellowships from the Ingram Merrill Foundation, the Bogliasco Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her work has appeared in AGNI, The Atlantic, The Best American Poetry, Kenyon Review, The Nation, The New Republic, The New Yorker, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Paris Review, The Plume Anthology, PN Review, Poetry, Poetry London, The Poetry Review, The Yale Review, and many other magazines and anthologies. She is a professor of English and the poet-in-residence at Hofstra University and lives in New York City.
MARTHA SPRACKLAND is a writer and editor. She was co-founder and poetry editor of Cake magazine, was assistant poetry editor for Faber & Faber, and is one of the founding editors of multilingual arts magazine La Errante. She is co-editor, with Patrick Davidson Roberts, of independent publisher Offord Road Books. Twice a winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award, she was also the recipient of an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors, and was longlisted for the inaugural Jerwood–Compton Poetry Fellowships in 2017. Her debut pamphlet, Glass As Broken Glass, was published by Rack Press in January 2017, and she is currently working on a full-length collection. A non-fiction book on sharks is forthcoming with Little Toller Books in 2018.