Poetry of Place and No-Place

With Christine De Luca and David Herd

'The Evergreen: A New Season in the North' is a new anthology of writing and visual art that encourages readers to look afresh at their own environment and their place in it.

The first issue includes work by Christine De Luca and David Herd and this event is part of the celebration of its publication. Inspired by the anthologies of Allan Ramsay and Patrick Geddes, The Evergreen shares the belief that an appreciation of place is essential to sustainable and convivial living.

Come and hear the contrasting poetic perspectives of De Luca and Herd on the subject. The poetry reading will be followed by Q and A and discussion.

Edinburgh's Makar, Christine De Luca, writes in both English and Shetlandic.  She has written over a dozen books, mainly poetry, but also a novel and children's stories.  Her latest collection, Dat Trickster Sun (Mariscat 2014) has been shortlisted for the Michael Marks Award.

David Herd is Professor of Modern Literature at the University of Kent. His collections of poetry include All Just (Carcanet) and Outwith (Bookthug). Other publications include Enthusiast! Essays on Modern American Literature (Manchester 2007) and John Ashbery and American Poetry (Manchester 2001)

6.30 PM, THURSDAY 13 NOVEMBER, PROJECT ROOM 1.06, SCHOOL OF LITERATURE, LANGUAGES AND CULTURE, 50 GEORGE SQ, EDINBURGH

This is a joint event with the Palimpsest project, which is current mapping literary Edinburgh with generous support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

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