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On this evening we will be hosting a collective poetry reading drawn from Mark Wallinger’s Adam, which is a collapsed ‘found poem’ created from all the first lines of poems beginning with ‘I’ from Palgrave’s Golden Treasury. We will unfold the associations of this condensed work, with poems by Shelley and Wordsworth, Rossetti and Burns, allowing us to encounter the person Wallinger calls the ‘yearning I’ of the Romantic era.
We are inviting you to read, declaim or even sing your selected poem and perhaps tell us a little about why you’ve chosen it. When you book please select up to 3 poems in order of preference from the Adam poems. We will allocate poems a week before the event. Don’t worry if you would rather not read, listeners are welcome as well as readers. An effulgence of lyric will be unleashed from The Golden Treasury upon you!
Poems to choose from are available for download here (PDF)
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