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Runnymede International Festival

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Drew Milne, 2015

SATURDAY,  24 March 2018

Poetry Event: Ecology and the non-human grounds of poetry


11 Bedford Square

London WC1

Poetics Research Centre




12.00 Poetry Reading:

Iris Colomb, Tom Crompton, Calum Hazell and Libby Norman

Iris Columb is poet, artist and translator. She has ben resident artist and poet at the Centre for Recent Drawing. She is now Art Editor of Havithorn magazine and a member of the inter-disciplinary collective ‘No Such Thing’. Her poems have been exhibited at the National Poetry Library and published in Pocket Litter and Datableed; and her co-translation (with Elliot Koubis of Apollinaire’s The Stories and Adventures of the Baron d’Ormesan has recently come out with Ampersand.

Tom Crompton has published in Astronaut Zine, Red Fez Magazine, and Dead King and has set up PNG with David Devanny, a digital-media poetry dialogue.

Calum Hazell’s work has appeared in many places online, including Datableed, Epizootics, Great Works and Jungftak. His book TENDS was published by Veer in 2017.

Libby Norman is a queer performance artist, writer and fangirl. He is particularly interested in the ideas of performative labour and authorship in fanworks. She has performed at various venues across London including Camden Roundhouse and the Barbican. She is part of the Critical Interruptions live-writing collective and a founder member of ‘at some point’.

1.30: Panel Discussion: Ecology and the non-human grounds of poetry

Drew Milne, Jonathan Skinner, Zoe Skoulding

Drew Milne is a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, where he is the Judith E. Wilson Lecturer in Drama and Poetry. He has particular interests in modernist poetics, Marxism, eco-poetics and eco-critical theory. His publications include Marxist Literary Theory (1996), co-edited with Terry Eagleton, and Modern Critical Thought (2003) and numerous volumes of poetry from Sheet Mettle (1994) through to his recently published collected poems, In Darkest Capital (2017).

Jonathan Skinner is Associate Professor at the University of Warwick. His research interests are ecopoetics and contemporary poetry and poetics. He was the editor of the journal ecopoetics from 2001 to 2007. His recent poetry publications include Warblers (2010), Birds of Tifft (2011) and Chip Calls (2014), He is currently working on a creative-critical project on acoustic ecology called Vibrational Communication.

Zoe Skoulding is Director of Creative Writing at Bangor University. Her interests include performance, ecopoetics and urban space. She has a particular interest in feminist poetics and geography. Her publications include the poetry collections Remains of a Future City (2008) and The Museum for Disappearing Sounds (2013), which was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Writing (2014. She has also published a critical monograph on Contemporary Women’s Poetry and Urban Space (2103).

3.00-4.00:Poetry Reading

Drew Milne, Jonathan Skinner and Zoe Skoulding

The Runnymede International Festival is curated and organised by Prof. Robert Hampson



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