JO SHAPCOTT at the KEATS-SHELLEY HOUSE
Join us for an afternoon of poetry reading with award-winning poet
Booking not mandatory but recommended/ Info: 06 678 42 35/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Jo Shapcott was born in London and is a long-standing poetry judge for the Keats-Shelley Prize. Poems from her three award-winning collections, Electroplating the Baby (1988), Phrase Book (1992) and My Life A sleep (1998) are gathered in a selected poems, Her Book (2000). She has won a number of literary prizes including the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Collection, the Forward Prize for Best Collection and the National Poetry Competition (twice). Tender Taxes, her versions of Rilke, was published in 2001. Her most recent collection, Of Mutability, was published in 2010 and won the Costa Book Award. In 2011 Jo Shapcott was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry.
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