An evening of poetry and prose with Michael Hulse

The acclaimed poet and translator Michael Hulse will be reading from his poetry and translations at Leeds on Wednesday 25 May.

The event is free and open to members of the university and to the public, and will take place:

On:   Wednesday 25 May

At:    5.15pm

In:    Miall lecture theatre, Baines Wing room 2.34

Michael's poetry collections include Eating Strawberries in the Necropolis (1991), Empires and Holy Lands: Poems 1976-2000 (2002) and The Secret History (2009). He has won first prize in the National Poetry Competition and the Bridport Poetry Prize, as well as Eric Gregory and Cholmondeley Awards from the Society of Authors.  He has edited the magazines Stand and Leviathan Quarterly, currently edits The Warwick Review, and is co-founder of the Hippocrates Prize, an international award for poetry on a medical subject.  He currently teaches on the Writing Programme at the University of Warwick.

Michael is also renowned as one of the foremost translators from German into English.  He has translated more than sixty books, including works by Goethe, Rilke, W. G. Sebald and recent Nobel Prize winners Elfriede Jelinek and Herta Muller.  He is a permanent judge of the Gunter Grass Foundation's biennial international literary award, the Albatross Prize.

Michael will read a selection of his recent poetry and extracts from his recent translation of Rainer Maria Rilke's Die Aufzeichnungen des Malte Laurids Brigge, published by Penguin Classics in 2009 as The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge.  The reading will be followed by a discussion and Michael will be happy to take questions from the audience about his work as poet, translator and editor.  There will also be an opportunity to buy books.

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