Top poet Allison McVety to read at Keele


Posted on 14 March 2012

Top poet Allison McVety will be giving a reading of her work at Keele University on Monday, 26 March, 2012 as part of the University’s Poetry Live! series.

Allison McVety’s debut collection, The Night Trotsky Came to Stay (Smith/Doorstop), was shortlisted in 2008 for the Forward Best First Collection Prize. Her poems have been published in The Times and PN Review and have been broadcast on BBC radio. Allison has an MA in Poetry and was shortlisted for the MMU Poetry Prize in 2008.

Her second collection, Miming Happiness (Smith/Doorstop), was published in May 2010. Allison has read at many festivals including Aldeburgh and Ledbury Poetry festivals and Boy on the Bus, a poem from her first collection, appears in Poems of the Decade an anthology of the Forward books of poetry 2002-2011.

Poetry Live! Readings take place in the Chancellor’s Building at 7pm. Tickets are £5 (concessions £2.50).