Posts tagged: Clive Wilmer

Clive Wilmer poetry reading

By , 6 June 2013 9:30 am
Clive Wilmer

Clive Wilmer

On Thursday 20 June the poet Clive Wilmer will give a reading from his work to mark the launch of his Collected Poems from Carcanet Press. The event will take place in the Milstein Seminar Room in Cambridge University Library, West Road, at 5.00 p.m. The reading will be introduced by Carcanet publisher Michael Schmidt, and admission is free with no advance booking required. For further information contact John Wells: 01223 333055 or e-mail <>.

‘Passio’ launch, Tuesday 6 December

By , 27 November 2011 10:45 am

Poet and translator George Gömöri. Photo: Ben Gömöri.

Tuesday 6 December will see the launch in the the Library of Passio, a new collection of fourteen poems by János Pilinszky, translated from the Hungarian by George Gömöri and Clive Wilmer and published by the Worple Press. The event will take place in the Library’s Morison Room, starting at 5.00 p.m. and with readings from 5.30. The readings from the poems will be complemented by a display of items from the University Library’s collections relating to the translation of modern Hungarian poetry. Admission is free.

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John Ruskin and the King James Bible

By , 10 May 2011 4:13 pm

Ruskin, like many English writers, was inspired by the King James Bible: not only its religious teaching but its rhythms, imagery and social subversiveness. On Tuesday 17 May, Cambridge poet and academic Clive Wilmer will give a talk in the University Library on ‘The “King James” as Literary Inspiration: John Ruskin and the Bible’.

The talk starts in the Library’s Morison Room at 5.30 p.m., and forms part of the programme of the Friends of the Library (see Friends of the Library: £2.50. Others: £3.50. (Junior members of the University of Cambridge: free.)

Before the talk, visitors may like to take the opportunity of viewing the Library’s current exhibition, ‘Great and Manifold Blessings: The Making of the King James Bible’, on display in the Exhibition Centre adjacent to the Morison Room (see