This Dust of Words: Poetry and/as Translation: Jo Shapcott
Jo Shapcott reads from Tender Taxes, her versions of Rilke’s French poems at 6 pm, Thurs 26th November, 2015 in ORB G27.
Poet Jo Shapcott (The Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry) will read from her versions of Rilke’s French poems, and discuss her work with Karen Leeder, Professor of Modern German Literature at New College, Oxford.
Jo Shapcott was born in London. Poems from her three award-winning collections, Electroplating the Baby (1988), Phrase Book (1992) and My Life Asleep (1998) are gathered in a selected poems, Her Book (2000). She has won a number of literary prizes including the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Collection, the Forward Prize for Best Collection and the National Poetry Competition (twice). Tender Taxes, her versions of Rilke, was published in 2001. Her most recent collection, Of Mutability, was published in 2010 and won the Costa Book Award. In 2011 Jo Shapcott was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry.
This Dust of Words: Poetry and/as Translation is generously sponsored by the college of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, UCC.