I was luck enough to be one of the poets chosen for this event. Here is a section of the review from ‘Left Lion’. Follow the link for the rest.
The Nottingham Poetry Series, a new collection of readings, craft talks, and workshops, held its inaugural reading on 7th May 2009, in the Angear VisitorsCentre at the University of Nottingham. Supported by the Arts Graduate Centre and the Literature Network, the event was put on for free. Consequently, it benefitted from an excellent turnout, though I suspect that this had less to do with economics and more to do with the fact that the city is crying out for regular poetry events.
The event is the brainchild of Eireann Lorsung, a PhD Candidate at the University of Nottingham who explained ‘I wanted to set these events up because I come from a city (Minneapolis) where there is a very lively and active poetry presence, and I didn’t find that here (because of my own foreignness/unfamiliarity to some extent, I’m sure!). I really missed the presence of poetry at the university, especially. I think it’s useful to have practitioners of the arts in places where theory is being made about them. It opens up other ways of using our brains and makes all our work more creative.’