Poetry reading: Andy Brown - Medicine To The Dead

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The House, Plymouth University, PL4 8AA

01752 585050
peninsula-arts@plymouth.ac.uk
https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/poetry-reading-andy-brown

Tuesday 13 March 2018
19.00
Admission Fee: £6 (standard) / £4.20 (concessions)/Peninsula Arts Friends free/ Free to Plymouth University students via SPIA
Booking recommended
Online or by phone

Professor Andy Brown's latest collection of poetry, Medicine to the Dead, focuses on the subjects of the human body and medicine. 
 
Some poems offer personal narratives while others explore the longer lines of medical history. Several respond to medical paintings and sculptures, others are translated versions from the Spanish of Borges, Machado, and some focus on Victorian cholera alongside present day issues. 
 
There are also a number of lively, contemporary versions of medical scenes from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. 
 
Andy Brown, Professor of English and Creative Writing at Exeter University will read from these poems and show the images that relate to and inspired them.

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