We’re delighted to say that Neil Curry is the next one of our Featured Poets to appear at the Carlisle Poetry Symposium on May 18th. I first came across Neil’s work when I read a pamphlet he wrote about Norman Nicholson, and from there it was a pleasure to discover and read Neil’s work. So it was great to finally meet him at the Borderlines festival last year – and sound him out about coming to the Symposium. Here’s a little bit of bio:
The poet Neil Curry was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, and now lives in Ulverston in the English Lake District. He read English at Bristol University, then taught at the University of Guelph in Canada and subsequently at secondary schools in England. His verse translations of Euripides, published by Methuen and Cambridge University Press, and in the USA by Doubleday, have been performed in many countries. His poems have appeared in many pamphlets and magazines, and have won several national prizes.
I also recommend going to http://www.neilcurry.com/ and listening to the recordings of his readings there.