6 pm Tues 6 March in the Henley Business School G11: Award-winning poet George Szirtes will give a lecture entitled:
‘Sister Arts: Cohabitations, Credits and Debts’
which will focus on poetry and ekphrasis, the way the three arts of poetry, music and art refer to and support each other.
1-2 pm Wednesday 7 March in HUMSS 126, George will give a reading of his own poetry.
ADMISSION FREE & ALL WARMLY WELCOME
George Szirtes was born in Budapest in 1948 and came to England as a refugee in 1956. He was brought up in London and studied Fine Art in London and Leeds. His poems began appearing in national magazines in 1973 and his first book, The Slant Door, was published in 1979. It won the Faber Memorial prize the following year. After the publication of his second book, November and May, 1982, he was invited to become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Since then he has published several books and won various other prizes including the T S Eliot Prize for Reel in 2005. Having returned to his birthplace, Budapest, for the first time in 1984, he has worked as a translator of poems, novels, plays and essays and won various prizes and awards. His own work has been translated into numerous languages.