Newman University to welcome Poet Liz Berry

02/03/2020 by Charlotte Hughes

Poet, Liz Berry

On Tuesday 31st March, Newman University will be hosting its annual Humanities Research Centre Lecture.

The lecture will see Black Country born poet, Liz Berry speak about her work, which includes her first book of poems, Black Country (Chatto 2014). The book was described as a ‘sooty, soaring hymn to her native West Midlands’ by the Guardian, as well as becoming a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and awarded the Somerset Maugham Award, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Award and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2014.

Liz’s other work includes her pamphlet The Republic of Motherhood (Chatto, 2018) which was a Poetry Book Society Pamphlet choice and the title poem won the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem 2018.

Liz is also a patron of Writing West Midlands and works as a tutor for organisations including the Arvon Foundation and The Poetry School.

The event is open to all and is expected to provide inspiration to not only students at the University but also to secondary school and college students and their families.

As well as sharing her expertise and experiences, Liz will be available for a book signing.

To book a free place at the event visit the Newman University website.