Year of birth: 1949
is one of England’s most respected poets. He studied in Oxford, was a political columnist for the New Statesman, a freelance journalist in Vietnam, foreign correspondent in Germany for the Guardian, drama critic for the London Times and literary critic for The Times. Fenton’s repertoire is wide-ranging. Light verse, political poems and love poems all flow with equal ease from his pen, and always in supple, strongly rhythmical language. In 2007, he was awarded the ‘Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry’.
Monday 9 June, 21.45 hrs, Grote Zaal
Friday 13 June, 20.15 hrs, Grote Zaal