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The Poetry Review Summer 2021 launch (Zoom)

Wednesday 21 July 2021, 7:00 pm8:00 pm

Free
L to r: Romeo Oriogun, Dean Browne (photo: Phil Cremin), Vicki Feaver and Richard Scott

Join The Poetry Society for the online celebration of the Summer 2021 issue of The Poetry Review.

The exciting line-up of poets will include Richard Scott, Romeo Oriogun and Vicki Feaver, plus the winner of this year’s Geoffrey Dearmer Prize, Dean Browne. The event will be introduced by Review Editor Emily Berry. Space may be limited, so book your place.

The Summer 2021 issue of The Poetry Review will be published at the end of June. You can subscribe to the print version of The Poetry Review here, or sign up for the digital edition (including a modern archive of 30 issues since winter 2013) here.

About our readers

Dean Browne​’s poems have appeared widely in magazines and journals including Banshee, Bath Magg, Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry and The Stinging Fly. His pamphlet Kitchens At Night was selected for the Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition and will be published by Smith|Doorstop in 2022. He lives in Co. Cork, Ireland.

Vicki Feaver lives in Dunsyre, South Lanarkshire, a small village near Ian Hamilton Finlay’s Little Sparta. The valley has a winding river where, undaunted by the diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease, she walks her lurcher every day. She has published four collections of poetry, The Handless Maiden (Cape, 1994), won a Heinemann Prize and a Cholmondeley Award and was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize. The Book of Blood (Cape, 2006) was shortlisted for the Costa and Forward prizes. The most recent, I Want! I Want! (Cape, 2019), was also shortlisted for the Forward Prize.

Romeo Oriogun is the author of Sacrament of Bodies (University of Nebraska). His poems have appeared in Poetry London, Harvard Review and elsewhere. He has received fellowships and support from Ebedi International Writers Residency, Harvard University, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Oregon Institute for Creative Research and the IIE- Artist Protection Fund. Winner of the 2017 Brunel International African Poetry Prize, he lives in Iowa City.

Richard Scott was born in London in 1981. His publications include Soho (Faber & Faber, 2018). Recent works include ‘Woman Peeling Turnips; A Portrait of my Father’, an eighteen-part poem written in response to his residency at Southwark Park Galleries and broadcast on Resonance FM; and ‘Glasgow Green Redux’, commissioned by The National Poetry Library and The Edwin Morgan Trust to celebrate Edwin Morgan’s centenary. Richard’s poetry has been translated into German and French. He teaches poetry at The Faber Academy.