Deryn Rees-Jones

Deryn Rees-Jones was educated at the University of Wales, Bangor, and Birkbeck College, London. She lives in Liverpool, lecturing in the University. She is an Eric Gregory Award winner, and The Memory Tray  (Seren, 1995) was shortlisted for a Forward Poetry Prize for Best First Collection. In 1996 she received an Arts Council of England Writer’s Award. Her collection of work includes: Signs Round A Dead Body (Seren, 1998), Quiver (Seren, 2004), Consorting With Angels (Bloodaxe, 2005), Modern Women Poets (Bloodaxe, 2005), And You, Helen (Seren, 2014). In 2010 she recieved a Cholmondeley Award from the Society of Authors. Deryn's poetry collection Burying the Wren was on the 2012 TS Eliot Prize shortlist, a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, and a Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year. Her most recent collection What It's Like to be Alive: Selected Poems (Seren, 2016) is a mid-career milestone of this highly acclaimed writer. 

Her forthcoming collection, Erato, will be published in June 2019.

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Monday 19th August, 21:16 to Saturday 24th August, 21:16
Cricieth

Led by Deryn Rees-Jones and Katrina Naomi, This course will draw on a range of examples from contemporary poetry that could assist us to develop our own writing, as well as consider various ways in which we might respond to political circumstance, both with reference to the wider world and with issues that affect us directly. As we address the ongoing challenges of continuing to develop our personal poetics there will also be opportunities to think about the processes involved in assembling poetic sequences and gathering poems into a full-length collection. Deryn Rees-Jones is a poet, editor...

Saturday 4th May, 15:45
Newcastle

The Festival’s penultimate reading welcomes back Deryn Rees-Jones, whose new collection Erato will be published by Seren in June. Deryn is a poet, critic and editor of the Pavilion Poetry list and is an Eric Gregory Award winner. Her debut collection The Memory Tray  (Seren, 1995) was shortlisted for a Forward Poetry Prize for Best First Collection and she has published seven collections with Seren, among them Burying the Wren which was on the 2012 TS Eliot Prize shortlist, a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, and a Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year. Her most recent collection What...

Wednesday 1st May, 17:30
Liverpool

Deryn Rees-Jones is hosting the 2019  launch which marks the fifth birthday of Pavilion Poetry. Deryn will introduce three poets launching their new collections - Mona Arshi, Lieke Marsman and Janette Ayachi. ​ Deryn Rees-Jones is an Eric Gregory Award winner, and The Memory Tray  (Seren, 1995) was shortlisted for a Forward Poetry Prize for Best First Collection. She has published seven collections with Seren, among them Burying the Wren which was on the 2012 TS Eliot Prize shortlist, a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, and a Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year. Her most recent...