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Poet Gavin Selerie wears a red shirt standing on the beach at Durdle Door

A Gavin Selerie Celebration

Join us for this celebration of one of the most skilful and imaginative exponents of the long poem in English, Gavin Selerie (1949 – 2023), whose work ranged in content from the life of Sheridan Le Fanu, to jazz, London and the Renaissance.

As well as hearing Colin Still's archival recordings from the poet himself, the event features short talks and readings of his work from a range of contemporary poets including Harry Gilonis, Robert Hampson, Elizabeth James, Geraldine Monk, Frances Presley and from Selerie's publisher, Glen Storhaugh.

Age recommendation

For ages 16+

Approximate run time: 1 hour 30 mins

Dates and times
Wed 17 Jul, 8pm
National Poetry Library
Level 5, Blue Side
Royal Festival Hall
Belvedere Road