Putting Poetry into Politics

Speaker
Ben Okri, OBE
Event date
Event time
17:00 - 18:00
Venue
Mansfield College
Mansfield Road
Oxford
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.