The Grace M. Hunt Memorial English Reading Room Writers Series
When: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:00 pm
Where: Grace M. Hunt Memorial English Reading Room, 235 Kaplan Hall
Recently named a Fulbright All Disciplines Scholar, celebrated British poet Karen McCarthy Woolf is currently poet-in-residence at the UCLA School of Law’s Promise Institute for Human Rights. Described in The Poetry Review as ‘extraordinarily moving and technically flawless’, Karen McCarthy Woolf’s celebrated début An Aviary of Small Birds was shortlisted for the 2015 Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection and the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize, as well as being a Guardian Book of the Year and a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. Her follow-up collection Seasonal Disturbances was a PBS Recommendation. McCarthy Woolf is the editor of four literary anthologies, including Ten: The New Wave, and her poetry has been published in Poetry Review and Modern Poetry in Translation among others. She has presented her poetry in many forms, from collaborative choreography and radio soundscape to audiovisual installation, in venues around the world, from Mexico City and Singapore to the US and the Caribbean.