Monday, May 21, 2018 - 18:00

Mary Hyde Eccles Room
Pembroke College

In the Pink: Poetry at Pembroke, Paul Deaton & Sue Leigh

Free admission — all welcome

Paul Deaton was born in London and raised in Wales. His Seren collection A Watchful Astronomy is a Poetry Book Society Winter Recommended 2017 and a Jen Campbell read of 2017. Paul was runner-up in the Arvon International Poetry Competition 2010, winner of the SaveAs Writers International Poetry Prize 2016, and more recently shortlisted for the Wolverhampton Poetry Prize 2018. His work appears regularly in The Spectator, is included in York Press for G.C.S.E. poetry study guides, and in various magazines & anthologies
including PNReview, The London Magazine, The Dark Horse, and New Boots & Pantisocracies. Eyewear published his pamphlet Black Knight (2016). A marathon runner, he is a counsellor in addictions and works for the N.H.S. in Bristol.

On A Watchful Astronomy:
“Each poem in this collection is like a little torchlight...I felt like it totally wrapped me up as a reader, and I really couldn't put it down.” 
– Jen Campbell, Sunday Times bestselling author

Sue Leigh read English at London University and completed her doctorate at the University of Aberystwyth. She worked for Faber
for a number of years before leaving London and settling in rural Oxfordshire. She now works as a freelance writer, and as a part-time tutor at Rewley House, Oxford University’s department of continuing education. Her poems have been widely published in magazines and journals. A new collection, Chosen Hill, is published this year by Two Rivers Press.