Poetry Reading by Tom Pickard

  • Starts: 6:00 pm on Monday, November 11, 2013
“Young Tom Pickard for years ran the Morden Tower readings in Newcastle, Great Britain, and from early 1960s on was chief friend, host & proponent of new-wave American poetics . . . Under guidance from his friend the elder Basil Bunting he’s writ poetry with condensation, sharp focus and local speech directness, in lineage joining William Carlos Williams and ‘Geordie’ lyric vernacular.” (Allen Ginsberg) Tom Pickard’s volumes of poetry include Hole in the Wall: New and Selected Poems (2002), The Dark Months of May (2004), and The Ballad of Jamie Allan (Flood Editions, 2007) recounts the true adventures of an eighteenth-century gypsy musician who lived on the English-Scottish Borders and died in Durham jail, serving a life sentence for stealing a horse. His memoir, More Pricks Than Prizes, was published by Pressed Wafer in 2010. He has written for film, radio and television. This event will be moderated by the poet William Corbett, editor of Pressed Wafer. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Europe and AGNI.
Speaker(s)
Tom Pickard
Event Open To
public
Building
CGS, 871 Comm Ave
Room
Katzenberg Ctr, 3rd floor
Show Fees
free
Registration:
http://www.bu.edu/cgs/faculty/poetry-reading-series/
Contact Organization
CGS Humanities
Contact Name
Meg Tyler
Information Phone
358-4199
Contact Email
mtyler@bu.edu
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