Keele University Poetry Live

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Posted on 17 January 2012

Poet Jane Weir will give a reading of her work at Keele University on Monday, 30 January, at 7 pm in The Chancellor's Building.

Jane Weir is an Anglo- Italian poet, brought up in Manchester , who also practices as a textile designer. Her poetry is widely read and acclaimed. The Way I Dressed During The Revolution was short listed for The Glenn Dimplex New Writers Award, and her innovative poetic  biography, Walking the Block (2008), on the life, work and practices of the Modernist handblock printers Phyllis Barron and Dorothy Larcher was highly commended in the Literature category of the British Book Design Awards.

Spine (2012), the sequel to Walking The Block, examines the impact of the First World War on both women's creative imaginations, through surface print, pattern and dye. Jane also writes on print, fashion, design and the uses of feminist auto/biography. Her war poem 'Poppies' is taught in the GCSE curriculum.

Readings take place in the Chancellor's Building at Keele University at 7pm. Tickets cost £5 (£2.50 concessions).