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Talk and Performance followed by a performance at the e-Luminare Festival Official Opening

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The e-Luminate Cambridge Festival 2015 brings together talented individuals from the Arts, Science and Technology, to highlight the city’s unique architecture in a series of FREE Light installations.

Join the Opening Ceremony on 11th February with the Mayor of Cambridge and Kei Miller’s performance from his collection of poems A Light Song of Light. This book sings in the rhythms of ritual and folktale, praise songs and anecdotes, blending lyricism with a cool wit, finding the languages in which poetry can sing in dark times.

The book is in two parts: Day Time and Night Time, each exploring the inseparable elements that together make a whole. Behind the daylight world of community lies another, disordered, landscape: stories of ghosts and bandits, a darkness violent and seductive. Kei Miller’s poems celebrate ‘our incredible and abundant lives’, facing the darkness and making from it a song of the light.

Kei Miller is an award-winning Jamaican poet, fiction writer, essayist and blogger. In 2004, he left for England to study for an MA in Creative Writing (The Novel) at Manchester Metropolitan University under the tutelage of poet and scholar Michael Schmidt. Miller later completed a PhD in English Literature at the University of Glasgow. He was awarded the Forward Prize for his latest collection of poems, The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion. In 2014, Miller was named as one of the 20 “Next Generation poets”, a list compiled every ten years by the Poetry Book Society. Miller is the director of the Research Centre for Creative Writing at Royal Holloway, University of London.

This talk is part of the Pedagogy, Language, Arts & Culture in Education (PLACE) Group Seminars series.

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