22 April 2021, 6pm BST, 1pm ET
Zoom. Advance booking required
Poetry forms a key tenet of Jessica Rankin’s artistic practice. Fragments of verse embroidered in thread adorn the surfaces of her emotionally expressive paintings and serve as one of the key inspirations for her most recent exhibition ‘the nostalgia for the infinite’ at White Cube Online and Bermondsey (17 March – 1 May 2021).
For this event, Jessica invites poets Sarah Howe, Amy Key and Brenda Shaughnessy to read their work and share their influences.
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Find out more about Jessica Rankin: ‘the nostalgia for the infinite’ here
Amy Key is the author of two collections of poetry Luxe (2013, Salt Publishing) and Isn't Forever (Bloodaxe, 2018), which was a Poetry Book Society Wild Card Choice and named a book of the year in The Guardian, New Statesman, The Times and The Irish Times. Her poems have been widely published and anthologised, and her essays have appeared in At The Pond (Daunt), Granta, The Poetry Review and elsewhere. She is writing her first non-fiction book.
Brenda Shaughnessy is the author of five poetry books, including The Octopus Museum (Knopf 2019), a New York Times Notable Book. Recipient of a 2018 Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a 2013 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, she is Professor of English at Rutgers University-Newark.
Sarah Howe FRSL is a Chinese–British poet, editor and researcher in English literature. Her first full poetry collection, Loop of Jade, won the T. S. Eliot Prize and the Sunday Times / Peters Fraser & Dunlop Young Writer of The Year Award. She is currently a Leverhulme Fellow in English at University College London, as well as a trustee of the The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry.