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Food for Risen Bodies with Michael Symmons Roberts

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International Anthony Burgess Foundation

3 Cambridge Street

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M1 5BY

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On that final night, his meal was formal:
lamb with bitter leaves of endive, chervil,
bread with olive oil and jars of wine.

Now on Tiberias' shores he grills
a carp and catfish breakfast on a charcoal fire.
This is not hunger, this is resurrection:

he eats because he can, and wants to
taste the scales, the moist flakes of the sea,
to rub the salt into his wounds.

Join world-renowned poet Michael Symmons Roberts for a special close reading of the series 'Food for Risen Bodies' from his 2004 collection 'Corpus'.

After reading, Michael will invite questions from the audience, which will be discussed as a group over (free) wine and bread.

Chaired by Martin Kratz.

This poetry event is free to attend and open to all, it is a companion event to:

Encountering Corpses III

8th-9th December 2017

Details at https://encounteringcorpses.wordpress.com/

This two-day conference is the concluding event of the ESRC Research Seminar Series ‘Encountering Corpses’ (2014-17) and the third international symposium on ‘Encountering Corpses’ (following events in Manchester in 2014 and 2016).

Encountering Corpses III will include an exciting mix of presentations from post-graduates, leading academics in the field and featured keynote speakers.

The Encountering Corpses projects and events focus on the many ways in which we increasingly encounter the material remains of the dead in a variety of contexts, including popular culture, the media, the everyday, tourism, heritage and archaeology, and medical contexts. The focus is on what these encounters mean for our relationships to the dead, which is explored through a mixture of academic papers, creative and cultural experiences, interactions with dead bodies and sites containing the dead, and discussion and reflection.

You can stay updated with plans for the event on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/316219285540816/


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