Ágnes Lehóczky and Denise Riley

Ágnes Lehóczky and Denise Riley
Performance Lab, Sheffield Hallam University, Arundel Gate, Sheffield S1 2LQ
Sunday 19 May
6pm–7.45pm
£10 / £8 concessions (in advance or on the door)
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Denise Riley‘s 2016 collection, Say Something Back, was a Poetry Book Society Choice, and in recognition of her extensive contribution to poetry and poetics, University of Sheffield last year organised a symposium in celebration of her writing. Ágnes Lehóczky has poetry collections published in both English and Hungarian. John Hall, writing about her 2017 collection, Swimming Pool, describes the book as “a wonderful, extraordinary poem […] not quite like anything I know, though reminding me to go back to The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, in its embrace of contraries.” It is, he says, “very special”.

Denise Riley
’s poetry collections include Marxism for Infants (1977), Dry Air (1985), Mop Mop Georgette (1993), Penguin Modern Poets series 2, vol 10 (with Douglas Oliver and Iain Sinclair; 1996), Selected Poems (2000), Say Something Back (2016) and Penguin Modern Poets series 3, vol 6 (with Maggie Nelson and Claudia Rankine; 2017).  Her New Selected Poems is due later in 2019.

Ágnes Lehóczky’s poetry collections include Budapest to Babel (Egg Box Publishing, 2008), Rememberer (Egg Box Publishing, 2012), Carillonneur (Shearsman Books, 2014), Swimming Pool (Shearsman, 2017) and Pool Epitaphs and Other Love Letters (2017).  She is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing and Co-Director of the Centre for Poetry and Poetics at the University of Sheffield.

Access Information:
This is situated in Arundel Gate Court on Arundel Gate. There are lifts, accessible toilets and wheelchair access available. Detailed information can be found here: https://www.accessable.co.uk/venues/owen-building