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Mervyn Morris UK Tour - Manchester event with Jackie Kay

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The John Rylands Library

150 Deansgate

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On a rare visit to the UK, one of the most distinguished literary voices of the Caribbean, Mervyn Morris, celebrates the launch of his new collection Peelin Orange (Carcanet Press), his 80th birthday, and the final few months of his tenure as Jamaican Poet Laureate, with a reading at The John Rylands Library in Manchester, introduced by National Poet for Scotland Jackie Kay.

Peelin Orange: The Collected Poems of Mervyn Morris represents half a century of carefully crafted invention and re-invention as Morris mixes a range of Englishes – from the Standard to Jamaican Creole - and poetic forms, whilst moving between the local and the universal, the humorous and the deadly serious. As fellow writer Andrew Salkey noted, in his poetry Mervyn Morris is ‘an engraver in short, sharp slashes that go deep’.

This event is in partnership with the University of Manchester's Centre for New Writing with the support of The John Rylands Library. The tour has been funded and supported by Speaking Volumes

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