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Bunny Lang : Poetry night with Rosa Campbell

05.03.2024 : 19:00 - 20:00
Lighthouse Bookshop, 43 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DB
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Rosa Campbell + Helena Fornells, Patrick Errington, Jane Goldman and Jessie Widner

Join us for an evening of poetry to celebrate the extraordinary work of the American poet and playwright Bunny Lang, rediscovered and in print for the first time since 1975. We'll be launching The Miraculous Season: The Selected Poems of V.R. ‘Bunny’ Lang, edited by Rosa Campbell, with readings from Rosa and special guests. Plus wine!

The fiery nerve centre of the literary scene around mid-century Harvard and best friend of the iconic New York School poet Frank O'Hara, Lang has languished in the shadows of American poetry for too long. 

The Miraculous Season includes an editor's introduction by scholar and writer Rosa Campbell on Lang's fascinating and often hilariously eccentric life, devastatingly early death, and her rightful place in the canon of twentieth-century American poetry. Published in Lang's centenary year, this collection brings into print some of Lang's most startling, strange, and beautiful poetry.

Rosa Campbell lives in Leith, and is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of St Andrews, where she teaches modern and contemporary literature. Her poetry has appeared in various places, including Oxford Poetry, fourteen poems, Perverse, Ambit, Gutter and SPAM, and Pothos, a book-length lyric essay on houseplants and grief, was published by Broken Sleep in 2021.

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