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York Centre For Writing Poetry Series - Rachel Long

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Come and hear poetry written outside of established norms and discuss voices historically overlooked in literary culture.

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This event will take place in De Grey Lecture Theatre DG/017 and online via Zoom.

Rachel Long

Rachel Long is a poet and founder of the Octavia Poetry Collective for Women of Colour, which is housed at the Southbank Centre, in London. Her debut collection, My Darling from the Lions, was published by Picador in the UK in 2020 and by Tin House in the US in 2021. My Darling from the Lions was shortlisted for the 2020 Forward Prize for Best First Collection, The Costa Book Award, The Rathbones Folio Prize, and the Jhalak Prize. The US edition of My Darling from the Lions was a New York Times Book Review, and named one of the 100 must-read books of 2021 by TIME.

About the Series

The York Centre for Writing Poetry Series centres BAME, queer and working class writers, challenging old fashioned and out of date visions of what poetry and poets can be. Our readers’ original, exciting work demonstrates why poetry is one of the fastest growing and most innovative literary genres in the UK! The series is based at York Centre for Writing, the hub for writing events, projects and publications at York St John University. Community is at the heart of our ethos, and our events create opportunities to meet fellow poetry lovers and build creative networks across York and beyond. The series is curated by York St John Creative Writing lecturers Rebecca Tamás and Caleb Klaces.

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