Activity: Talk or presentation types › Public lecture/debate/seminar
Shakespeare's sonnets of 1609 are as thrilling and persuasive today as they were when first published. Don Paterson, an award winning sonneteer and lyric poet, will give a short talk as a preview to his forthcoming book on Shakespeare's sonnets in which he offers an illuminating and accessible guide to these unforgettable verses which are still relevant to the 21st century. He will also give a reading from his most recent collection, Rain, together with some of his new poetry. Don Paterson was born in Dundee in 1963. He is the author of Nil Nil (1993), God's Gift to Women (1997) - winner of both the TS Eliot Prize and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize - and Landing Light (2003), which won both the TS Eliot Prize and the Whitbread Prize for Poetry. Rain, his most recent collection, won the Forward Prize for Best Collection in 2009, the same year he was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry.