The Centre for Poetry serves as a beacon for the public understanding of the social impact of reading and interpreting. Members are engaged in ground-breaking creative and critical projects, including developing poetry archives, hosting radio programs, running small presses and research seminars, founding reading series and poetics research networks, and exhibiting and performing their work for public audiences.
QUEER POETICS RESEARCH NETWORK: Bringing together theoreticians and practictioners: The Queer Poetics Research Network provides a framework for collaboration across generations, institutions, and practices; races, genders, and sexualities. Founded in 2019 by Susan Rudy through the Centre for Poetry at Queen Mary and with members based across the globe, our partner institutions include King’s College London, University College London, University of Cambridge, University of East Anglia, and University of Sussex.
The Queer Poetics Research Network brings together theoreticians and practitioners and provides a framework for collaboration across institutions and practices, races, genders, and sexualities. Founded by the Susan Rudy (SED) in 2019, the Queer Poetics Research Network is supported by a UK-wide Advisory Board and a global network of members.
SALON-LONDON: Reading and Responding to the Present through Women’s Experimental Writing: Founded in 2016 through a collaboration between Dr Georgina Colby at the University of Westminster and Professor Susan Rudy through the Centre for Poetry at Queen Mary, SALON-LONDON takes inspiration from modernist salons and avant-garde little magazines to provide a real and virtual space for experimental women writers, performance artists, and theorists to come together to share their work, ideas, and activism. The present socio-political climate demands that writers, artists, and academics create a community and foster dialogues that address the capacity of new writing to address current issues.
SALON-LONDON is a real and a virtual space for experimental women writers, performance artists, and theorists to come together and share their work, ideas, and activism. The present socio-political climate demands that writers, artists, and academics create a community and foster dialogues that address the capacity of new writing to address current issues.
Professor Adrian Armstrong is editing two volumes of a three-volume critical edition of Jean Molinet’s poetry and curating an exhibition in Manchester for this AHRC-funded project.
The source for British Innovative Poetry, the Archive of the Now is a major born-digital collection of poets performing their own work. Founded in 2005 and built by Andrea Brady (SED) initially with resources from Brunel University, when Brady moved to Queen Mary in 2007, she brought the digital assets with her. Printed materials may be accessed at Brunel. Supported by grants from the Westfield Trust and the Centre for Public Engagement.
Professor Margaret Reynolds (SED) has hosted this radio programme on BBC Radio 4 since 1998.
A magazine of literary translation, edited by Noèlia Díaz-Vicedo (SLLF) and the poet Jèssica Pujol.
With Keston Sutherland, Andrea Brady (SED) founded the poetry press Barque in 1995. Barque’s publications include 68 books by 41 poets, 4 CDs, a DVD, and the little magazine Quid.
Dr kitt Price (SED) contributed ‘Primers 2013’, text-based work, to this interdisciplinary exhibition celebrating the Polymerase Chain Reaction procedure, held at the University of Kent, November-December 2013.
Directed by emeritus Professor of Russian Donald Rayfield (SLLF), the Garnett Press is a small press which publishes poetry in translation, including The Garnett Book of Russian Verse: An Anthology with English Prose Translation (2000, 748 pp), edited by Jeremy Hicks, Olga Makarova, Anna Pilkington and Donald Rayfield (all at QMUL).
Rachael Gilmour (SED) is working with poet Daljit Nagra and students from two schools in Tower Hamlets, Morpeth and St Paul's Way, using creative writing to support the study of literature.
Dr Ruth Ahnert (SED) and Dr Tamara Atkin (SED) hosted an international conference at QMUL in July 2013 examining the role of the psalms in English religious life, language and identity since the seventh century.
Professor Adrian Armstrong is editing two volumes of a three-volume critical edition of Jean Molinet’s poetry and curating an exhibition in Manchester for this AHRC-funded project. http://www.transculturalediting.eu/portal/site/a437601b-eb09-40a0-baae-9f73ce107e06
UnAmerican Activities is a poetry reading series held simultaneously in New York and Cambridge. The series connects audiences and readers on both sides of the Atlantic via live audio (and video) link. In the interval between readings, live video portals are opened in both venues so the audiences can converse. UnAmerican Activities is organized by Ian Heames,
Directed by Dr Robert Gillett (SLLF) and Alessandro Mistrorigo (Venice), this seminar series has included poetry readings, a dialogue between a poet and a neuroscientist and theoretical discussions about the voice itself.
You can hear a recording of the dialogue between Jude Rosen and Sophie Scott here.