Lyric and Polis: A symposium of poetry and poetics curated by Marianne Morris

Saturday 18 February 2012 09.00 to 19.30
Contact 01326 255941

Lyric poetry is traditionally associated with expression that turns away from a sense of being-in-the-world, in favour of an exclusive interiority. Lyric & Polis gathers poets from the UK and US whose work reflects an ongoing commitment to lyric expression as a mode of negotiating the contradictions inherent in an understanding of singular selfhood as a language of the universal. How do we write through subjectivity without sacrificing a sense of plurality, and how, if at all, can writing be conceived of as a political act?

Readers also combine a consideration of these questions with a dedicated approach to poetics, praxis, and performance, with styles that are unique, invigorating, challenging, and inspiring by turns.

On Saturday 18 February readings and performances of poetry and performance-based work will be interspersed with informal discussion pertaining to matters of the writing practice, with poets invited to share their views in a series of question-and-answer sesssions.

We are also very excited to be presenting a showcase of poetry by the fantastically lyrical Neutral Norway collective.


Andrea Brady
Emily Critchley
John Hall
Nour Mobarak
Jennifer Moxley
Denise Riley
Keston Sutherland
Catherine Wagner

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.


£10.00 full price/£7.50 concessions
(Student ticket vouchers accepted- terms and conditions apply)

In person: The Performance Centre, University College Falmouth, Tremough Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9LX 
(Monday - Friday 9.30am-5.00pm, and from 7.00pm on performance days)

Telephone: 01326 255885 (Monday - Friday 9.30am-5.00pm) 

Online: book tickets via our secure online payment website

Tickets are also available from the Poly, Falmouth

In person: The Poly, 24 Church Street, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3EG
Telephone: 01326 319461