Drinks with Dead Poets is the latest work by critically acclaimed poet Glyn Maxwell. It is quite unlike any other piece of writing he – or anyone else for that matter – has ever published. Part comic novel, part criticism, part autobiography, it is captivating from start to finish .The Guardian reviewed it as a “wholly brilliant evocation of a mysterious university campus, its students and visiting lecturers“.
Between its covers, Maxwell pays homage to the departed, offers a critical guide to poetry, and dreams a dream of heavenly autumn.
A poet, playwright, librettist, and lecturer, Maxwell is also one of the most erudite contemporary commentators on poetry. His wit and passion for the subject are as alive in this book as they were in his brilliant On Poetry. His volumes of poetry include The Breakage, Hide Now, and Pluto, all of which were shortlisted for either the Forward or T. S. Eliot Prizes, and The Nerve, which won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize.
Do join us for what promises to be a hugely entertaining evening with this master of the genre.