James Brookes Delivering Lecture Tonight

James Brookes Talk (1)Tonight at 6:30PM, the poet James Brookes (Poetry ’21) will join us (via Zoom webinar) for a discussion of versification and free verse poetry. James will begin by lecturing on the subject but will then take questions from the audience.

James Brookes is  a poet from rural Sussex, England. A graduate of the University of Warwick’s Writing Program, he received an Eric Gregory Award from the UK Society of Authors in 2009 and published a chapbook, The English Sweats, in the same year. His first collection of poems, Sins of the Leopard, appeared in 2012 and was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize. A second collection, Spoils, was published in 2018. James graduated from BU’s MFA program in 2021; while in the program, he received the Academy of American Poets Prize for his poem “Least Concern” and was awarded second place in the Fitzgerald Prize for his translation of Epigrammata by Ausonius (from Latin to English). Recently, his poems have appeared in The Hopkins ReviewImage JournalTemenos Academy Review, and Literary Matters. 

Those interested in viewing the webinar can click on this link at 6:30PM EST; no advance registration is required. This virtual event is free and open to the public.

Any questions about the event can be directed to Annaka Saari at crwr@bu.edu.

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