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Jo Shapcott - Shifting Territories

In this episode Forward Prize and Costa Book Award-winner Jo Shapcott talks about her work. It was recorded at the Shifting Territories conference on 22 May 2013 at the Institute of English Studies in London. A conference designed to bring together postgraduate students and Early Career Researchers, as well as poets and academics, Shifting Territories considered the recent wave of new nature writing and poetry which has gone beyond traditional representations of landscape to venture into borderlands, edgelands and urban environments. Jo Shapcott provided the keynote poetry reading which opened the conference, offering a generous selection of her own work which related to place, space, and identity. The conference also featured a keynote reading by David Morley, a paper by Eóin Flannery addressing ecocriticism and contemporary Irish poetry, and a workshop by Steven Matthews about the particular challenges of writing about modern and contemporary poetry.


Jo Shapcott and Niall Munro






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