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Conference and public event celebrate 50 years of 'The New Poetry' and 'Penguin Modern Poets' series

22 February 2012

A one day conference is taking place on 16 March to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the influential 'The New Poetry' and 'Penguin Modern Poets' series, followed by a public event in the evening with 'The New Poetry' editor Al Alvarez, plus a reading from three of the original Penguin Modern Poets: John Fuller, Edward Lucie-Smith and Tom Raworth.

A celebratory day conference and evening event on Penguin poetry and the 1960s is taking place in Wills Memorial Building, Bristol, on 16 March. During the day, there will be a lecture by Edward Lucie-Smith and paper  by Geoff Ward. The conference will culminate with free public plenary sessions in the evening: The New Poetry editor, Al Alvarez, in conversation, followed by a reading from  three of the original Penguin Modern Poets: John Fuller, Edward Lucie-Smith  and Tom Raworth.

For full details on the conference see the BIRTHA event webpages.

For full details of the evening event see the Public and Ceremonial Events Office webpages.