‍Poetry festival 2009 archive


‍Friday 25th September

‍7.30pm

‍Moniza Alvi

‍Michael Hulse

‍and from France

‍Valérie Rouzeau with her translator Susan Wicks


‍Saturday 26th September

‍11.00am

‍Discussion by the writers

‍chaired by Michael Hulse

‍The Public Face of Poetry

‍If poetry is anti-establishment, do writers need to aspire

‍to public office? The writers might say whether they

‍would have accepted the post of

‍Poet Laureate or Professor of Poetry at Oxford


‍Saturday 26th September

‍3.00pm

‍Lachlan Mackinnon

‍Pascale Petit

‍and Basque poet Eli Tolaretxipi


‍Saturday 26th September

‍8.00pm

‍Annie Freud

‍Celebrating his 80th birthday Peter Porter

‍Kit Wright


‍Sunday 27th September

‍11.00am

‍From Russia

‍Larissa Miller with her translator Richard McKane

‍John Hartley Williams


‍ Sunday 27th September

‍3.00pm

‍Inspiration and Enlightenment

‍The poets describe which writers have been most significant

‍to them in their personal development.

‍Chaired by Michael Hulse