British Poetry Today: A Reading
The Huntington January 26, 2006

Kathy's portrait of the four poets with poetic quotes in the air...

Four of Britain's finest contemporary poets—James Fenton, Alan Jenkins, Blake Morrison, and Anthony Thwaite—will read from their own poetry as well as the works of their 20 th -century predecessors. The program will serve as an introduction to a two-day conference (see next listing). Free. Friends’ Hall.

Conference: "The Movement and Modernism"

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Jan. 27 - 28 (Friday - Saturday) 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Movement was the most influential poetry circle in post-war Britain. Distinguished poets and academics from both Britain and the United States will examine the relation of its major figures, including Philip Larkin, Kingsley Amis, Thom Gunn, Donald Davie, and Robert Conquest, to the Modernist writers who preceded them, as well as the part the Movement played in shaping poetry today. $25. Registration: 626-405-3432 or