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Poetry Off the Shelf: Todd Swift & John Wilkinson

Tuesday, September 23rd, 7:00 PM

Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street  
Free Admission

Two notable British poets read from new volumes of their respective selected poems,
and discuss the state of contemporary poetry in the UK. Todd Swift is Senior Lecturer in Creative & Professional Writing at the University of Worcester and Director of Eyewear Publishing. John Wilkinson chairs the Committee on Creative Writing at the University of Chicago and also teaches in the department of English Language and Literature.


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