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Friday, April 07, 2017

Reading from the Sheppard Symposium: James Byrne



Here is another video from the Sheppard Symposium evening reading. It’s James Byrne. Let's pause: James was the instigator and guiding light of the Symposium (although he had a hard-working committee to realise his 'vision') and I am eternally thankful for his support on this (and other occasions). Here he reads his fine 'twentieth century' poem and also an account of he and I encountering Van Valckenborch in a Liverpool pub. 



My own reading from ‘Break Out’ and the work in progress ‘Hap: Understudies of Thomas Wyatt’s Petrarch’ may be viewed here: 


and here:


Links to all the other readings from that evening may be read at the second of those links too.

Read about the Sheppard Symposium itself here: