Dr. Don Share - The Regions and Reach of Modernism

28 March 2017, 1.00 PM - 28 March 2017, 2.00 PM

Dr. Don Share

LT1, 43 Woodland Road

This lunchtime lecture will argue that though ordinarily seen as an international movement, modernist poetry can now be understood as a confluence of regionalisms writ large.  Cases in point: Basil Bunting, Lorine Niedecker, and W.S. Graham who, alongside their better-known peers T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, and Louis Zukofsky, translated locality into a constellation of poetics that remapped and changed the landscape of modern English-language poetry.

Dr Don Share is editor of Poetry Magazine, and author of three collections of poetry: Wishbone (2012), Squandermania (2007), and Union (2013, 2002). He is the co-editor of The Open Door: 100 Poems, 100 Years of Poetry Magazine (2012), and editor of Bunting's Persia (2012) and a critical edition of Basil Bunting's poems (just out from Faber and Faber). He is translator of Field Guide: Poems by Dario Jaramillo Agudelo (2012), Miguel Hernández (2013), and I Have Lots of Heart: Selected Poems by Miguel Hernández (1998), winner of the Times Literary Supplement Translation Prize and the Premio Valle Inclán for Spanish Translation. His work at Poetry has been recognized with National Magazine Awards for editorial excellence from the American Society of Magazine Editors, and a 2015 CLMP (Community of Literary Magazines and Presses) “Firecracker” Award for editing the Best Poetry Magazine in the US.  He received a VIDA “VIDO” Award in 2015 for his “contributions to American literature and literary community.”

Dr. Don Share's visit has been supported by BIRTHA, Translation Studies, and the Bristol Poetry Institute.

Contact information

Dr. Rebecca Kosick: rebecca.kosick@bristol.ac.uk