Friday 18th September, 6.30pm:
The Poetry of Meirion Jordan
The second lecture in the series hosted by Dr Matthew Jarvis as part of theDevolved Voices project at Aberystwyth University. Jarvis will be discussing the work of Meirion Jordan, a contemporary Welsh poet who released his first collection of poetry, Moonrise, in 2008. His second book, Regeneration, is out now.
Jordan has background in Mathematics, but is currently finishing his doctoral degree in Creative Writing at UEA. His work is influenced by poets including David Constantine and Gillian Clarke, as well as medieval art, music and science fiction.
Jarvis is a writer and critic involved with British avant-garde poetry and English-language poetry in Wales since the 1960s. He is particularly interested in environmental approaches to literature and in ideas about the literary construction of Welsh space and place. His work has been described as ‘pioneering criticism’ by Professor Jeremy Hooker.