Manchester Metropolitan University

Upcoming event

Friday, 8 December 2017

Food for Risen Bodies with Michael Symmons Roberts

On that final night, his meal was formal:
lamb with bitter leaves of endive, chervil,
bread with olive oil and jars of wine.

Now on Tiberias' shores he grills
a carp and catfish breakfast on a charcoal fire.
This is not hunger, this is resurrection:

he eats because he can, and wants to
taste the scales, the moist flakes of the sea,
to rub the salt into his wounds.

Join world-renowned poet Michael Symmons Roberts for a special close reading of the series 'Food for Risen Bodies' from his 2004 collection 'Corpus'.

After reading, Michael will invite questions from the audience, which will be discussed as a group over (free) wine and bread.

Chaired by Martin Kratz.

This poetry event is free to attend and open to all, it is a companion event to: Encountering Corpses III, 8th-9th December 2017. Find out more about Encountering Corpses III.

Time: 7.00pm – 10.00pm.

Free event, please book through eventbrite.

Event contact Helen Darby · h.darby@mmu.ac.uk

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