Poetry Reading with Deryn Rees-Jones, Levi Tafari & Emily Berry


Deryn Rees-Jones is Professor of Poetry at the University of Liverpool. She collaborates frequently with artists, and is currently writing a critical book on the work of the artist Paula Rego.  She edits the new Pavilion Poetry series for Liverpool University Press, and co-directs the Centre for New and International Writing. What It’s Like To Be Alive: Selected Poems is due from Seren in October, 2016.


Emily Berry’s first book of poems is Dear Boy, which won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and the Hawthornden Prize. She is a contributor to The Breakfast Bible (a compendium of breakfasts) and editor of Best British Poetry 2015 (Salt Publishing)


Levi Tafari, hugely popular poet, playwright and performer, was born and raised in Liverpool by his Jamaican parents. He began performing and publishing his poems in the 1980s and is the author of four poetry collections including Duboetry (1987), Liverpool Experience (1989), Rhyme Don’t Pay (1998) and From the Page to the Stage (2006). His plays have been performed at The Unity Theatre and the Liverpool Playhouse.

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