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Contemporary Poetics Research Centre

Current Programme 2014/2015

We run seminars, readings and events throughout the year, and collaborate with other partners. This list is continually updated:


Wednesday, 12 November 2014
Veer reading, and double launch at the CPRC: Peter JaegerSteve McCaffery and Karen Mac Cormack.
Featuring the launch of Peter Jaeger's 540493390 (research) and Steve McCaffery's TATTERDAMALION (both new from Veer)
7.45 pm [note new time]
Venue: Room 153, Malet Street Main Building, Birkbeck College, Torrington Square, London WC1E 7HX.
Click here for a map link
All welcome - free entry

Wednesday, 19 November 2014
STILL moving - London Launch and Reading
7.00-9.00 pm, the Royal Academy of Arts, London
The new Veer Book by Marc Atkins and Rod Mengham, will be launched in London at the Royal Academy of Arts with readings, projections and drinks.
More details to follow.
See here for more.

Saturday, 13 December, 2014
Andrea Brady Symposium: “A copia of words”: On Andrea Brady
Supported by the Contemporary Poetics Research Centre at Birkbeck, University of London
Venue: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD
Keynote speaker: Professor Carol Watts (Birkbeck)
The symposium will be followed by a reading by Andrea Brady.
For further deails see: and



So far this year ...

Saturday 06 September 2014
Veer Books will be manning a stall at the upcoming FREE VERSE Poetry Book Fair (September 6th 2014) at the Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1 (10 am to 5pm) - come and see us there.

Wednesday 15 October 2014
The CPRC welcomes US poet Julie Carr who will read from her new book RAG
Keynes Library, 7pm, 43 Gordon Square WC1
Free and all welcome!





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