School of English

Poetry Reading with Matthew Caley

B02 Monica Partridge Building (Performing Arts Studio)
Monday 4th December 2023 (13:00-14:00)
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We are delighted to welcome the poet Matthew Caley to the University of Nottingham on the 4th December for a lunchtime poetry reading.

Matthew Caley’s To Abandon Wizardry, published by Bloodaxe on November 16th 2023, is his seventh full-length collection.

His first, Thirst [Slow Dancer, 1999], was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Then came 'lost' second collection Professor Glass [actually published by Donut in 2011]; The Scene of My Former Triumph [ Wrecking Ball, 2005], then his four Bloodaxe titles - Apparently [2010]  Rake [2016] and Trawlerman's Turquoise [2019]. His poetry has featured in many anthologies including Identity Parade: New British and Irish Poetry [Bloodaxe Books, 2010]; Poems of The Decade [Forward Worldwide, 2011]; the Picador Book of Love Poems [Picador, 2011] Pestilence [Belfast Lapwing 2020], and Divining Dante [Recent Work Press, 2021]. Prophecy Is Easy, a pamphlet of very loose versions from French 20th Century poets, was published by Blueprint in 2021. He’s read his work from StAnza in Fife – where he gave the StAnza Lecture 2020 – to The Globe Theatre, London; from Galway, to the Czech Republic, to Novi Sad, Serbia. Previously, he was on the fringes of the small press revival in the 1980s, designed record sleeves, collaborated with artists and musicians, and taught in art schools. These days he is a mentor for The Poetry School, and has also recently taught poetry at the universities of St Andrews, Winchester and Royal Holloway, London. He lives in London with the Czech-born artist Pavla Alchin. They have two daughters, Iris and Mina.

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