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Welcome to the Poetry Centre!
The Poetry Centre was launched in 1998, and hosts an annual programme of events, including research seminars, workshops, and community projects. Our current activities are in the areas of poetry and science; poetry and the environment; performance poetry in Oxfordshire; poetry and utopias; and the poetics of modernist drama. We also, in collaboration with Oxford City Council, co-ordinate the Oxford City Poet scheme. The first City Poet, Kate Clanchy, took office in 2011, with a remit to work to encourage knowledge of, and the writing of, poetry, in Oxford and environs.
Many of our events include academics working alongside practitioners in the creation of new poems, and new understanding of the relation between academic and poetic discourses. In addition, the Centre acts as a base for post-doctoral researchers and graduate students studying and writing in the area. It oversees the Royal Literary Fund Fellowship scheme at Oxford Brookes Department for English and Modern Languages as well. This Centre website has its own dedicated podcasts and exhibitions relating to poetry and poets in the region.
- English and Drama students recently produced Rent, the rock musical with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson.
- Brookes at the Oxford Literary Festival 2013
- Science Writes to Life
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