Putting Poetry into Politics | University of Oxford

Putting Poetry into Politics

Speaker
Ben Okri, OBE
Event date
Event time
17:00 - 18:00
Venue
Mansfield College
Mansfield Road
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3TF
Venue details

Lecture Theatre

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
None
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

Ben Okri is a highly acclaimed poet and novelist who plays with post-modern ideas of storytelling and metaphor in his work, describing it a obeying a kind of dream logic. He has published three books of poetry, the last being "Wild", in 2012. His fiction is pre-occupied with the philosophical conundrum: what is reality? Has invented a new form of storytelling called the "Stoku", which is a cross between the short story and the haiku. He won the Booker Prize for Fiction in 1991, for "The Famished Road". His latest book is a collection of compressed stories called, "The Magic Lamp: Dreams of Our Age", with paintings by Rosemary Clunie.