British readers of poetry in translation will long have been familiar with Charles Tomlinson's generation-defining Oxford Book of Verse in English Translation, first published in 1980. Tomlinson was a poet, translator and lecturer who taught for many years at the University of Bristol. On 30 September (the day of St. Jerome, patron saint of translators, as regular readers of this blog will know well) the English Department is putting on an event in celebration of Tomlinson:
|Charles Tomlinson - A celebration|
Fri 30 September, 1.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Reception room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen’s Road, BS8 1RJ
An afternoon of academic papers followed by a series of poetry readings in the evening to celebrate the legacy of Charles Tomlinson, internationally acclaimed poet, translator, artist and literary scholar. Charles taught at the University's English department for 36 years. Free to attend, booking required.
For more information and to book your free ticket, see https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/charles-tomlinson-1927-2015-a-celebration-tickets-26747233696.