Join world-renowned poet Michael Symmons Roberts for a special close reading of the series ‘Food for Risen Bodies’, taken from his 2004 collection Corpus, which explores our relationships to the dead. This is a companion event to the Encountering Corpses III two-day conference looking at the many ways in which we encounter the material remains of the dead in a variety of contexts.
Professor of Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University, Michael has been awarded the Forward Prize, the Costa Poetry Award and the Whitbread Poetry Prize, and he launches his latest collection – his seventh – at Manchester Literature Festival. Entitled Mancunia, it explores real versus unreal, revisiting themes from Corpus.
After reading, Michael will invite questions from the audience, and the discussion will be chaired by Man Met’s Associate Lecturer in English Martin Kratz and accompanied with bread and wine.