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Ears have no lids: Seven poets at the Tetley Arts Centre



Ears have no lids involved a number of readings and discussions featuring:

  • Sean Ashton
  • Anat Ben-David
  • Felipe Cussen
  • Aukje Huijits
  • Nasser Hussain*
  • Keisha Starrett
  • Steven Zultanski*

Dr Sean Ashton, Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University will read from his most recent publication, Living in a Land

Anat Ben-David is a musical artist and formerly a member of the group ‘Chicks on Speed’. She recently presented her Opera, Kairos at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Professor Felipe Cussen is a Chilean poet & academic from the University of Santiago, Chile.

Aukje Huijits is a 3rd year Creative Writing Student at Leeds Beckett University and an emerging poet.

Dr Nasser Hussain who will be launching his new publication, SKY WRI TEI NGS

Nasser is also a successful recipient of the Ledbury Emerging Poetry Critics mentoring programme. The Ledbury Emerging Poetry Critics scheme was founded this year to encourage diversity in poetry reviewing culture and support emerging critical voices. Open to budding BAME poetry critics resident in the UK, the scheme offers an intensive eight-month mentorship programme, including workshops, one-to-one mentorship and critical feedback on the writing of a poetry review which will ultimately be shared with a number of partner publications.

Keisha Starrett, is the 2016 Poetry Rivals Winner for her book of poetry Hysterical from Burning Eye Books. She is currently a doctoral student at Leeds Beckett University.

Steven Zultanski, US poet, and author of several books of poetry with the Canadian publishing imprint Book Thug. Zultanski currently resides in Copenhagen and will be launching his new publication, On the Literary Means of Representing the Powerful as Powerless (information as material, York, 2018) at this poetry event.

The event aimed to support and nurture emerging talent.

About The INSIDE/OUT Lecture Series

This lecture was presented as part of the INSIDE/OUT series which offers historical, theoretical and critical analyses of the art, architecture and design. Organised by Professor Simon Morris from the School of Art, Architecture & Design, the series offers a platform for internationally recognised practitioners to come and talk about their practice. All events are open to all.

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