We’re All In It Together: poems for a disUNITED KINGDOM (Part 1)
Start Date: 18/07/2022
End Date: 18/07/2022
Start Time: 7:30 pm
End Time: 8:30 pm
Cost of Entry: Free
We're All In It Together is an anthology of new poetry that explores the state of the nation. What does it mean, post-empire, post-Brexit, to be British? How is national identity complicated by notions of class, race, gender and individualism?
Compiled by a team based in the department of Creative Writing at the University of Huddersfield, many of the poems included in the anthology were selected from responses to an open call. Having outlined and summarised many of the calamities and divisions that have befallen the country, the call asked:
"What does it mean to be 'British' in this apocalyptic context? Is it possible for the KIngdom to become United? Is it even desirable? Or was that unity always a fiction - in Benedict Anderson's terms an 'imagined community'? We're All In It Together is an anthology that looks to explore these issues and we're looking for you to contribute your poems or hybrid pieces."
Join us for the first of two evenings with poets from the anthology,