Thursday March 29 2018, from 6pm


Free, public event
No booking required


Meet at Elms Vale recreation ground car park, Elms Vale Road, Dover (TR 299 414)

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Part of our series of Ash Walks

Poetry Evening in The Ash Archive

The Centres for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies and Creative Writing invite you to a special evening of poetry in Studio 3 Art Gallery.  The reading will take place in the Ash Archive, an exhibition devoted to Kent’s special relationship with the ash tree.

The evening will feature poet Urvashi Bahuguna, our Charles Wallace India Trust Fellow in the School of English. She was awarded an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia in 2014. She grew up in Goa, and currently lives and works in Delhi. Urvashi’s debut collection, Mudscope, selected for the 2017 Emerging Poet’s Prize, will be published in late 2018 by The Great Indian Poetry Collective. Aimee Nezhukumatathil described Mudscope as “charming and powerful…[the] terrain and radiant heart of these poems prickling and shimmering with a vibrancy hardly ever seen in a debut.” In addition to the Charles Wallace Fellowship, Urvashi’s work has been recognized by a a Sangam House fellowship, an Eclectica Spotlight Author Prize,  a TOTO Award for Creative Writing, and a Wingword Poetry Prize.

The evening’s event will also feature poets from the MA in Poetry (Kent) including Nigel Cox, Harry Brooks-Kent, Nyle Holihan, and third year students Anwen Adams, Tomi Adegbayibi and Chloe Lord.

We hope you will join us for an evening of art, poetry, music and wine.