Centre for Poetry and Poetics, Sheffield Presents: Lisa Samuels - Adam Piette - Ágnes Lehóczky

A brilliant in person event to celebrate the release of our speakers' latest collections. Join us for three readings and three book launches, from 6:30pm.

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Centre for Poetry and Poetics, Sheffield Presents: Lisa Samuels - Adam Piette - Ágnes Lehóczky

Adam Piette is Professor of Modern Literature at the University of Sheffield, and is the author of Remembering and the Sound of Words: Mallarmé, Proust, Joyce, Beckett, Imagination at War: British Fiction and Poetry, 1939-1945, The Literary Cold War, 1945 to Vietnam. He co-edits the international poetry journal Blackbox Manifold with Alex Houen.

Lisa Samuels works with experimental writing, multi-modal art, and relational theory in transnational life. She is the author of fourteen books, from The Seven Voices (O Books 1998) to Breach (Boiler House 2021), many poetry chapbooks, and influential essays on theories of power, interpretation, and the body. Samuels regularly collaborates with composers and movement artists, edits literary work, and performs internationally. Her novel Tender Girl is newly published in Serbian as Mekana Devojka (2022, translator Milan Pupezin), a new poetry book, Livestream, is out in 2023 with Shearsman Books, and a book of her selected essays, Imagining what we don't know: creative theory and critical bodies, is forthcoming with punctum books. Samuels is Professor of English & Drama at the University of Auckland in New Zealand.

Ágnes Lehóczky's poetry collections published in the UK are Budapest to Babel (Egg Box Publishing, 2008), Rememberer (Egg Box Publishing, 2012), Carillonneur (Shearsman Books, 2014) and Swimming Pool (Shearsman, 2017). She has also three poetry collections in Hungarian published in Budapest: Ikszedik stáció (Universitas, 2000), Medalion (Universitas, 2002) and Palimpszeszt (Magyar Napló, 2015). She is the author of the academic monograph on the poetry of Ágnes Nemes Nagy Poetry, the Geometry of Living Substance (2011). She was winner of the Jane Martin Prize for Poetry at Girton College, Cambridge, in 2011. Her pamphlet Pool Epitaphs and Other Love Letters was published by Boiler House in May 2017. She co-edited major international anthologies: the Sheffield Anthology; Poems from the City Imagined (Smith / Doorstop, 2012) with Adam Piette and recently The World Speaking Back to Denise Riley (Boiler House, 2017) with Zoë Skoulding and Wretched Strangers (Boiler House, 2018) with J. T. Welsch. Among other collaborative projects, she recently worked with The Roberts Institute of Art, London. She is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing, Programme Convenor of the MA in Creative Writing and Director of the Centre for Poetry and Poetics at the University of Sheffield. Her new collection Lathe Biosas, or on Dreams & Lies, part of a larger project, was published by Crater Press in 2023.

Location and Timings

10th of May – 6.30pm (book launches): Diamond, - LT 5, University of Sheffield

Please note we will be launching three new collections by the three writers; books will be on sale during the evening (alas, no cards).

This is an event designed to be in person so we would love to see you there. If you can't travel, an online link will be available (see below). If you attend online, please do log in on time (by no later than 6.25pm so we can start the reading and recording smoothly and on time):


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