Report on Experience: Edmund Blunden and WW1
I am launching my new edition of Edmund Blunden’s Selected Poems, with a talk about Blunden’s war in France and Flanders, and will be discussing the aftermath with the poet’s daughter, Margi Blunden.
University of Glasgow
Tues 20 November 2018, 17:15-18:45
Yudowitz Room, Wolfson Building
Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh
Thur 22 November 2018, 19:00- 20:00
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What makes a Classic?
One generation’s classics look quite different from another’s. So how do you define them?
To celebrate the launch of Carcanet’s new Carcanet Classics series, we explore how you go about curating a list of classics and what value such collections hold for readers, writers, students or even collectors.
The Carcanet Classics range from books from two millennia BC to those of our own century, from Sumeria to Paterson, New Jersey, from ancient Greece to Anglo-Saxondom. The range includes new takes on ancient texts (two Gilgameshes for example), new readings of the Latin classics and young poets advocating the work of their mentors.
Readers at this event include:
– Carcanet’s Founder and Editorial Director, Michael Schmidt
– John Clegg (Selected Poems by John Heath-Stubbs, Sept 2018)
– Jane Draycott (Pearl (trans.), Sept 2018)
– Philip Terry (Dictator (a Gilgamesh translation), Oct 2018)
– Robyn Marsack (Selected Poems by Edmund Blunden, Dec 2018)
The British Library
Mon 26 November 2018, 19:15 – 20:30