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01 June 2022

Shelley: A Poet for our times. 6th July

The Poems on the Underground team and guests mark the bicentenary of Shelley's death with

  • readings of his poems,
  • discussion of his life and works, and
  • his belief in poetry as an agent of political change.

Wednesday 6th July 20222 at 7.30pm in Keats Community Library

With writer Judith Chernaik (The Lyrics of Shelley; Schumann: The Faces & the Masks); Ruth Padel, (The Mara Crossing ), George Szirtes (The Photographer at Sixteen); Shelley editor Kelvin Everest (Keats and Shelley: Winds of Light) and Shelley biographer Richard Holmes.

Tickets are available now at £10 in the Library (020 7431 1266) and can be purchased on line from Please CLICK  this link HERE

About the featured contributors:

Judith Chernaik was born and grew up in Brooklyn. She graduated from Cornell University and received a Ph.D. from Yale University. She has taught at Columbia, Tufts, and Queen Mary College in London. Her books include The Lyrics of Shelley and four novels. She has also written a play, and most recently has published essays on Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann, Mendelssohn, and Chopin in the British academic journal The Musical Times.

Kelvin Everest is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Liverpool, an editor of the Poems of Shelley, and a member of the 2022 Shelley Conference advisory board.

Ruth Sophia Padel FRSL FZS is a British poet, novelist and non-fiction author, in whose work "the journey is the stepping stone to lyrical reflections on the human condition". She is known for her poetic explorations of migration, and of science; also for her involvement in music, wildlife conservation, and Greece, ancient and modern. She is Trustee for conservation charity New Networks for Nature and has served on the board of the Zoological Society of London. In 2013 she joined King's College London, where she is Professor of Poetry

George Szirtes born 29 November 1948) is a British poet and translator from the Hungarian language into English. Originally from Hungary, he has lived in the United Kingdom for most of his life after coming to the country as a refugee at the age of eight. Szirtes was a judge for the 2017 Griffin Poetry Prize.
His poems began appearing in national magazines in 1973, and his first book, The Slant Door, was published in 1979. It won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize the following year.
He has won a variety of prizes for his work, most recently the 2004 T. S. Eliot Prize, for his collection Reel,[3] and the Bess Hokin Prize in 2008 for poems in Poetry magazine. His translations from Hungarian poetry, fiction and drama have also won numerous awards. He has received an Honorary Fellowhsip from Goldsmiths College, University of London and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of East Anglia. He also won the Poetry and the People Award in Guangzhou, China in 2016. In 2019 he was a contributor to A New Divan: A Lyrical Dialogue between East and West (Gingko Library).