Tonight, we’ll be hosting Bernard O’Donoghue for a poetry reading in the Roy Griffith’s Room at Keble College.
Bernard O’Donoghue has been a prominent figure in the life of Oxford poetry for many years. He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1999. His most recent collection of poetry, “Farmers Cross” (Faber and Faber, 2011), has been met with showers of critical praise. Of the collection, The Guardian wrote: “O’Donoghue’s unusual claim on the reader is that he is always excellent company. Where another poet might impress with imagery or verbal music, O’Donoghue stakes everything on voice – or, more specifically, tone – achieving a soft-spoken intimacy with the reader.” His fifth collection of poetry, “Farmers Cross” was awarded the Whitbread Prize for Poetry.
This reading is £2 for members, £3 for non-members.