San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Jamie McKendrick will be reading from his 2007 collection, Crocodiles and Obelisks. This will be followed by a discussion with Dr Eóin Flannery regarding the humanitarian and political aspects of that collection. Jamie McKendrick was born in Liverpool in 1955. He taught at the University of Salerno in Italy and is the author of six collections of poetry: The Sirocco Room (1991); The Kiosk on the Brink (1993); The Marble Fly (1997), winner of the Forward Poetry Prize (Best Poetry Collection of the Year) and a Poetry Book Society Choice; Ink Stone (2003), which was shortlisted for the 2003 T. S. Eliot Prize and the 2003 Whitbread Poetry Award; Crocodiles & Obelisks (2007), shortlisted for the Forward Prize; and Out There (2013), which was awarded the 2013 Hawthornden Prize for Literature. He is editor of 20th-Century Italian Poems (2004). His translations of the poetry of Valerio Magrelli - The Embrace - were published by Faber in 2009 and won the Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize and the John Florio Italian Translation Prize.
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Oxford Human Rights Festival
Raising awareness of Human Rights through the Arts.
In 2017 the Oxford Human Rights Film Festival will be celebrating its 15th year. Founded in 2003, the festival is an initiative of post graduate students on the Oxford Brookes MA course in Development and Emergency Practice and now involves students from across the University including Film Studies, Business & Marketing and International Relations.
In attracting diverse audiences to each of our events, the aim of the festival is to raise awareness about a range of human rights concerns among students and the wider Oxford community.
The festival involves a wide variety of events including film, music, performance and art.