Siobhán Campbell and Kate Clanchy at Society Café, Oxford
Come along to an evening of poetry featuring two celebrated voices in contemporary poetry: Siobhán Campbell and Kate Clanchy, at Oxford’s Society Café.
Hosted by Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre.
Tickets £4: book your place now
About the readers
Author of five books of poetry and co-editor of the forthcoming book of essays on the work of Eavan Boland, Siobhán Campbell's work has received awards in the National Poetry Competition and the Troubadour International Competition and is the recipient of an Arts Council award and the Templar Poetry Prize. She publishes regularly in the literary journals of the US and the UK/Ireland and is featured in the canonical anthologies of the past two decades including Identity Parade: New British and Irish Poets, Women’s Work: Modern Women Poets writing in English and The Field Day Anthology of Irish Literature. Her most recent collection is Heat Signature (Seren, 2017). Siobhán teaches at the Open University, and has extensive experience in in post-conflict and cross-community work, especially in the use of creative writing with military veterans.
Kate is the author of two prize-winning collections of poetry, the acclaimed Slattern (1995), which won the Forward Poetry Prize (Best First Collection) and a Somerset Maugham Award, and Samarkand (1999), which was shortlisted for the Forward Poetry Prize (Best Poetry Collection of the Year) and won a Scottish Arts Council Book Award. Newborn (2004), is a collection of poems covering pregnancy, birth and caring for a new baby. Her Selected Poems was published by Picador in 2014. Her book What Is She Doing Here?: A Refugee's Story (2008) won the 2008 Writers’ Guild Award (Best Book). In 2009, her short story, 'The Not-Dead and the Saved' won the BBC National Short Story Award. In 2013 her first novel Meeting the English was shortlisted for Best First Novel in the Costa Awards. She has worked as a writer-in-residence for several years at Oxford Spires School, an experience that was presented in a 2015 Radio 3 programme, shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry, and which she documents in her Guardian article ‘The Very Quiet Foreign Girls poetry group’.