Bristol Poetry Institute Annual Reading 2019: Daljit Nagra
Daljit Nagra; Free
Wills Memorial Building, BS8 1RJ
The Bristol Poetry Institute is delighted to invite members of the public and university alike to this year's annual poetry reading. We are very pleased to announce that this year's reader will be Daljit Nagra. The event will comprise of an hour-long poetry reading by Daljit followed by a 30 minute book signing.
Daljit Nagra has published four poetry collections with Faber & Faber. He has won the Forward Prize for Best Individual Poem and Best First Collection, the South Bank Show Decibel Award and the Cholmondeley Award. His books have been nominated for the Costa Prize and twice for the T. S. Eliot Prize, and he has been selected as a New Generation Poet by the Poetry Book Society. He was the inaugural Poet-in-Residence for Radio 4 & 4 Extra, and presents a weekly programme, Poetry Extra, on Radio 4 Extra. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and was elected to its Council, and is a trustee of the Arvon Trust. He has judged many prizes including the Samuel Johnson Prize, the T. S. Eliot Prize, the Costa Prize, the David Cohen Prize and the National Poetry Competition. His poems have been published in the New Yorker, Poetry Chicago, LRB, TLS and New Statesman and appear on GCSE syllabuses. He has written for the Guardian and Financial Times. He teaches poerty at Brunel University, London.
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