A. E. Housman’s Last Poems was published to considerable acclaim in 1922, twenty-six years after A Shropshire Lad. Gregory’s talk will be one of a number of events celebrating the centenary of Housman’s second volume of poetry, with an opportunity to purchase copies of a new limited commemorative edition at a special price.

Gregory Leadbetter’s books of poetry include ‘Balanuve’, ‘Maskwork’ (longlisted for the Laurel Prize for Poetry 2021), ‘The Fetch’ and the pamphlet ‘The Body in the Well’. As a critic he publishes widely on Romantic poetry, twentieth-century and contemporary poetry, and his book ‘Coleridge and the Daemonic Imagination’ was awarded the University English Book Prize 2012. He is Professor of Poetry at Birmingham City University. As Director of the Institute of Creative Writing in the School of English, he leads the programme of guest seminars and masterclasses with authors, critics, editors and agents for students, together with a programme of public literary events every year. He is a highly regarded interviewer and compere of literary events. As a poet he is invited to give numerous public readings and lectures every year, both in this country and overseas.

Tickets: £6 to include tea and cake (served from 2.30 pm) Event free to Housman Society members but please register in advance via the Housman Society.