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), a meditation of Helen and Edward Thomas, illustrated by Charlotte Hodes. 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 collection What It's Like to be Alive: Selected Poems (Seren, 2016) is a mid-career milestone of this highly acclaimed writer. 

Deryn Rees-Jnes is Professor of Poetry at Liverpool University, and editor at the poetry publisher Pavilion, part of Liverpool University Press.

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Author Events

Saturday 25th January, 20:00
Mold

A reading from two of Wales’ finest poets. Gillian Clarke, the National Poet of Wales 2008-2016 and Deryn Rees-Jones, a poet, editor and literary critic. Deryn has published eight collections of poems for Seren. Her selected poems, What It’s Like to Be Alive, was published in 2016 and was a PBS Special Commendation. Her latest collection, Erato, a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, was published earlier this year and has been shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Literary Prize. Price: £10 (£12 on the door). For further information and to book visit: www.theatrclwyd.com

Monday 4th November, 10:00
Hebden Bridge

Deryn Rees-Jones, Sasha Dugdale and Mark Ford are the tutors on this course for experienced poets who wish to advance their writing through the careful reading of other poets’ work. Over the week you will be exposed to a wide range of international and British work and we’ll look together at how you can use this work to develop your own poetics, themes and concerns. There will also be opportunities to focus on assembling a volume for publication and the final editing processes. The course is held in the wonderful setting of Lumb Bank. The house stands in 20 acres of steep woodland and has a...

Saturday 26th October, 19:30
London

Gale Burns and Chris Beckett are proud to present Mimi Khalvati, with her new book, and Deryn Rees-Jones, multi-award winning poet and editor of Pavilion Poetry. Deryn's most recent collection, Erato  is her eighth for Seren and was published earlier this year. Tickets £7/5 low income. For more information and to book visit: www.poetrysociety.org.uk