Conference: "The Movement and Modernism"
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 examined 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. GO TO Sketches and Notes from the Lectures


Sketches of birds are after John James Audubon prints, which formed the backdrop to the lectures at Friends Hall, The Huntington. They were done during each designated talk, and chosen by me as lightly "representative of the speaker and his message...." The notes that follow are from my own personal viewpoint--KMW

Blake Morrison
Goldsmith;s College, University of London
"Still Going On, All of It: Why the Movement Matters Today"

Anthony Thwaite
"How It Seemed Then"

Nicolas Jenkins
Stanford University
"His Voice's Master:Larkin, Auden and the American Quetion"

Terry Castle
Stanford University
"Ornette Coleman, No; Brunette Coleman, Yes"

James Fenton
"Kingley Amis as a Poet"

Robert Conquest in conversation
with Christopher Hitchens


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