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JHISS 2019: Fiona Benson & Mary Jean Chan

Marketplace Theatre
028 3752 1821
24/07/2019
24/07/2019

Fiona Benson & Mary Jean Chan

Introduced by Dr Paul Maddern

Wed 24 July | 11.15am | £8

Fiona Benson lives in rural Devon with her husband James Meredith and their daughters, Isla and Rose. Her pamphlet was Faber New Poets 1 in the Faber New Poets series, and her full-length collection Bright Travellers (Jonathan Cape, 2014), received the Seamus Heaney Prize for first collection and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. Her second book is Vertigo & Ghost (Cape, 2019)

Mary Jean Chan is a poet, editor and academic from Hong Kong. She was shortlisted for the 2017 Forward Prize for Best Single Poem and came second in the 2017 National Poetry Competition. Her debut pamphlet, A Hurry of English, was selected as the 2018 Poetry Book Society Summer Pamphlet Choice. Her debut poetry collection Flèche is forthcoming from Faber & Faber in July 2019.

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