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Poetry Reading

Poetry Reading
93 Charles Street West, Isabel Bader Theatre, 3rd Floor
Time: Oct 7th, 4:00 pm End: Oct 7th, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Critical Theory, Comparative Literature (FAS), 2000-
Reading by Trevor Joyce

The Centre for Comparative Literature and The program in Literature and Critical Theory at Victoria College present

Poetry Reading by TREVOR JOYCE

Date: Friday, October 7th, 2016, 4-6 p.m.
Location: Seminar Room, Centre for Comparative Literature
Isabel Bader Theatre, 3rd floor
93 Charles Street West, Toronto

Joyce will be reading from his collection Selected Poems (Shearsman, 2014)

For almost fifty years, since publication of his first book in 1967, Trevor Joyce has been a unique voice in Irish writing. His early work explored some possibilities of the lyric, and began a lifelong engagement with translation. In the mid-seventies he gave up publishing and turned instead to the study of Chinese poetry, while working as a systems analyst in industry. His later work, following twenty years silence, is unparalleled within Irish poetry. Successive books explore the possibilities of found text, computer-mediated composition, writing under constraint, and radical approaches to translation.

Joyce co-founded, in Dublin, the New Writers' Press and its journal The Lace Curtain in the late sixties, and then the annual SoundEye Festival in Cork in the nineties. He has been included in representative anthologies, including the Penguin Book of Irish Poetry, and the OUP Anthology of Twentieth-Century British and Irish Poetry. He was a Fulbright Scholar in 2002/3 and served as Visiting Fellow in Poetry to the University of Cambridge in 2009/10. He was elected to Aosdána, the Irish affiliation of artists, in 2004, and has just been awarded the 2016 N.C. Kaser Poetry Prize.

The event is co-sponsored by:
The Centre for Comparative Literature
The program in Literature and Critical Theory at Victoria College
The Celtic Studies program at St. Michaels College.

This event is free and open to all. Registration is not required. For further information, please contact the Centre for Comparative Literature at (416) 813-4041.


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