Public Lecture - Al Alvarez

This lecture took place on Friday 16 March 2012 Al Alvarez

Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road

Al Alvarez in conversation

The talk was organised by the Faculty of Arts and the Public and Ceremonial Events Office, in conjunction with The New Poetry and Penguin Modern Poets 50 Years conference.

Al Alvarez - Biography

Editor of The New Poetry and friend and champion of poets such as Ted Hughes, Robert Lowell and Sylvia Plath, Al Alvarez helped define modern poetry for a generation.  A poet and author of books on everything from poker to rock climbing, Alvarez is perhaps best known for the study of suicide The Savage God.