Leeds University Library

Lunchtime talk: 28 April

Published Monday 11 April 2016

Manuscript notes for Ken Smith's poem Fox Running, copyright Ken Smith Literary Estate

The heart, the border - poetry and exchange, Treasures Gallery, 1-2pm

The poet Ken Smith (1938-2003) was a student at Leeds. He later became a Creative Writing Fellow and his archive is held in the Brotherton Library.

Helen Mort is the Douglas Caster Cultural Fellow and has been writing a new poem in response to Ken Smith's piece "Fox Running". In this talk, she will discuss movement and borders as themes in Smith's work and explore the challenges and rewards inherent in trying to respond creatively to the work of another poet.

The heart, the border - poetry and exchange

When: Thursday 28 April, 1-2pm

Where: Treasures Gallery, Parkinson Court, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds

Cost: This talk is free to attend, but please book your place in advance.

Find us: directions to the Treasures Gallery.

This talk will also be given at Leeds Central Library on Thursday 14 April, 1-2pm. Central Library event details and booking.

Can't make the talk?

Read about Leeds Poetry in Special Collections.

About Lunchtime Talks

Lunchtime Talks are free lunchtime cultural heritage talks delivered in partnership with Leeds University Library, Leeds Central Library and Arts Development. The talks are given by people who work with the special collections. They reveal some of the remarkable objects that form our cultural heritage which the University Library collects and makes accessible, for both the university and the public.