Alistair Elliot: A Celebration
An event to celebrate the work of the distinguished poet and translator Alistair Elliot (1932-2018) and mark the anniversary of his death. Until his retirement he was Head of Special Collections at the Robinson Library at Newcastle University. His final collection, Great Games (Shoestring), appeared in 2018. He translated Verlaine, Heine, Euripides and Valéry, among many others.
At this event, a selection of Alistair Elliot’s poems were read by fellow members of the Northern Poetry Workshop, including Bill Herbert and Sean O’Brien, with reminiscences of this much-loved poet.