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Join the University of Hull to hear three poets read from their work and get the chance to chat with them during an interval.

As part of the University’s celebration of literature for 2017 “The Word is Hull”, the University is hosting a series of three poetry readings celebrating new poetry, Hull poetry, and the poetic inheritance of Philip Larkin.


Vicky Foster is an emerging new voice in the Yorkshire poetry scene. She performs regularly across Yorkshire and is co-founder of the monthly spoken word event “Women of Words” in Hull. Her first collection “Changing Tides” was published by Kings England Press last year as part of the Humber Sound collection.

Rebecca Tamas is a London based poet, working towards a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at The University of East Anglia. Her poetry pamphlet, The Ophelia Letters, was published by Salt in 2013, and she has most recently had work in The White Review, Best British Poetry 2015, A Poem for Every Year and The Suburban Review.

André Naffis-Sahely was born in Venice in 1985 to an Iranian father and an Italian mother, but raised in Abu Dhabi. His first collection is forthcoming from Penguin. His poems have been featured in Ambit, Areté,

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University of Hull
Cottingham Road
01482 465683


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