We incorporate and build upon the work of the Basil Bunting Poetry Centre, encouraging new research on the valuable Bunting Archive and other important archival collections in the Palace Green Library.
The Centre for Poetry and Poetics supports a strong tradition of live poetry events in Durham, including a series of readings each year at the Durham Book Festival, for which it appoints the Book Festival Laureate.
The Centre has a University-wide membership, and a lively programme of readings, seminars and lectures open to all. Recent speakers of international standing have included Simon Armitage, Paul Muldoon, and Terry Eagleton.
Enquiries about the Centre for Poetry and Poetics should be sent via the email below.
Department of English StudiesDurham UniversityHallgarth House77 Hallgarth StreetDurhamDH1 3AY, UK
Tel: +44 (0)191 334 2587