Carcanet book launch online: Moving House by Theophilus Kwek

Sarah-Clare Conlon, Literature Editor
Poet Theophilus Kwek.
Poet Theophilus Kwek.

Moving House by Theophilus Kwek: Carcanet Book Launch, online, 28 June 2020, from £2 - Book now

Manchester-based poetry press Carcanet have been busily running online live events during lockdown and the latest is the launch of Theophilus Kwek’s new poetry collection, Moving House. He’ll be reading from the new Carcanet tome and having a suitably socially distanced natter about the work with poet and critic Mary Jean Chan, author of Flèche (Faber & Faber), which won the 2019 Costa Book Award for Poetry and is currently shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre Prize.

Theophilus Kwek is a prize-winning writer, editor and translator based in Singapore. A former President of the Oxford University Poetry Society, he now serves as co-editor of Oxford Poetry and The Kindling, and he has also edited several volumes of Singaporean writing. Extracts of the text will be shown in “chat” during the reading so that you can read along, giving an extra depth to proceedings.

Manchester-based poetry press Carcanet have been busily running online live events during lockdown and the latest is the launch of Theophilus Kwek’s new collection, Moving House

Moving House is Kwek’s first UK collection, and is concerned with the individual and collective stories that become history. The blurb says: “Hospitality, precarity, migration – these are some of the themes that recur as the poet makes his own journey from Singapore to Europe and back again.”

This sounds subject matter ripe for discussion and audience members will have the opportunity to ask their own questions, so do come prepared! Registration for this online event will cost £2, later redeemable against the cost of the book. All attendees will receive a special discount code and details of how to purchase the book during and after event.

Moving House by Theophilus Kwek: Carcanet Book Launch, online

28 June 2020 2:00 pm
From £2

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