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Responding with Poetry: An Interactive Talk with Patrick James Errington
29 September at 15:00 – 16:30 EDT
Friday, September 29, 3:00-4:30 pm
Arts Building (McCall MacBain) 160
McGill University, Montreal
Please join Poetry Matters for Responding with Poetry with Dr. Patrick Errington (University of Edinburgh).
Poet and researcher Patrick Errington will give an in-person talk leading from his current research on the neuroscience of the aesthetic experience of poetry.
A portion of the talk will involve an interactive workshop on what Errington theorizes as the process of “responding with” a poem.
Errington will also give a poetry reading that evening, Friday, September 29, 7:30, at The Yellow Door, 3625 rue Aylmer, with poets Susan Elmslie and Patrick O’Reilly.
Patrick James Errington is a poet, translator, critic, editor, and academic from the prairies of Alberta, Canada. He is author of two chapbooks, Glean (ignitionpress, 2018), and Field Studies (Clutag, 2019), and his full-length collection, the swailing, has just appeared through McGill Queen’s University Press (2023). Errington is recipient of awards from, among others, the London Magazine Poetry Competition, the Flambard International Prize, the McLellan Poetry Prize, the Plough Prize, the 2020 Callan Gordon/Scottish New Writers Award, and the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award from the Writer’s Trust of Canada. He holds an MFA from Columbia University a PhD in poetic theory and enactive hermeneutics from the University of St. Andrews. He is currently a Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh.