A Poetry Reading by Grey Gowrie
- 5:15 pm on Tuesday, November 5, 2013
- 7:00 pm on Tuesday, November 5, 2013
- The Editorial Institute
Grey Gowrie will read a selection of poems from his most recent collection, The Italian Visitor. Grey Gowrie was born in Dublin in 1939. Educated and professionally engaged in England and the USA, he made his home in Ireland until 1983 when he moved to the Welsh Marches. He taught English and American Literature at Harvard and University College London. In 1972, on publishing his first collection of poems, he exchanged an academic career for business and public life. He has been a company chairman, a Cabinet minister, Chairman of the Arts Council of England and Provost of the Royal College of Art. His previous volume, Third Day: New and Selected Poems, was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and a Book of the Year in the Guardian and the Observer. He is married to the German journalist Adelheid von der Schulenburg and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.