Mervyn Morris: Is English We Speaking


Mervyn Morris, the Poet Laureate of Jamaica, is making a rare trip to the UK, and will be taking part in a 8 date reading tour, co-ordinated by Speaking Volumes.

One of the finest international contemporary poets, Mervyn Morris, has also nurtured generations of outstanding Caribbean voices over decades. The incisive poetry that characterises his work ranges from the personal to the political, from the local to the universal, and which has come to be seen as some of the best writing to emerge out of the Caribbean in modern times.

His visit will include events with Writers’ Centre Norwich and Bristol Poetry Institute; trips to the Universities of York, Warwick and Goldsmiths; and a special event at the British Library, appearing with the ever-wonderful Mimi Khalvati and John Hegley.

Full tour details

Friday 10 October 

Bristol Poetry Institute, Great Hall of the Wills Memorial Building, Bristol University

Monday 13 October 

Is English We Speaking, with John Hegley & Mimi Khalvati at British Library, London

Wednesday 15 October 

Reading at Kingston University (Penryn Road Campus), Surrey

Thursday 16 October 

Live Lit Lounge with Writers’ Centre Norwich at The Birdcage, 23 Pottergate, Norwich

Tuesday 21 October 

Talk on Miss Lou Bennett at University of Warwick, Humanities Building, Library Road, Warwick

Wedensday 22 October 

Reading with Patience Agbabi, Vesna Goldsworthy & Minoli Salgado with Wasafiri Magazine at Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London

Thursday 23 October 

Reading at the University of York

Saturday 25 October 

Talk on Miss Lou Bennett at London is the Place for Me Festival 2014 at The Tabernacle, London