Poetry at Pembroke

Sophie Herxheimer
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Pembroke College
Pembroke College
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The Mary Hyde Eccles Room

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'Poetry at Pembroke', a series of poetry readings taking place throughout Hilary term.

The series has been organised by Peter King, Lecturer in Philosophy at Pembroke. Performances take place every Monday evening at 6pm between 15th January - 5th March. Check our events page for further listings. To find out more please contact Peter King.

Sophie Herxheimer is an artist and a poet. Her work has been exhibited internationally and she has held residencies for LIFT, TfL, The Arvon Foundation, Museum of Liverpool, and many others.

For the Thames Festival, she made a 300 metre tablecloth to run the length of Southwark Bridge, featuring Londoner’s personal stories about food. For another project she built a life-size concrete poem in the shape of Mrs Beeton, sited by her grave; a residency in a forest culminated in a thirty metre concertina book, and with Project Phakama she made a pie on the lawn of an old people’s home, big enough for seven drama students to jump out of it, singing.

She has illustrated five collections of fairy tale and mythology. Her poems have been published in Poetry Wales, Poetry Review, Tears in the Fence, Long Poem Magazine, Poems in Which, amongst others. Her latest book Velkom to Inklandt (Short Books, September 2017) was an Observer poetry book of the month and a Sunday Times poetry book of the year. She teaches and collaborates extensively.