BITER - the whole beast

Presenter: UC Teece Museum with Claudia Jardine
  • Date: Tuesday, 10 October 2023 to Tuesday, 10 October 2023
  • Time: 07:30PM to 09:00PM
  • Location: UC Teece Museum, 3 Hereford Street
  • Ticket: Free

Join us for a poetry performance of Claudia Jardine's latest book, cover to cover.

The UC Teece Museum will provide a fitting backdrop for a full read through of this collection of poetry based on ancient Greek epigrams. Fresh translations of erotic Greek epigrams are threaded through boozy sonnets, ecstatic odes and startlingly vulnerable love poems. Jardine weaves ancient and modern together into a rich, glitzy, idiosyncratic tapestry – and in doing so crafts a poetic voice that is at once classical and frisky.

Claudia Jardine has an MA in classics with distinction from Victoria University of Wellington, where she won the 2020 Alex Scobie Research Prize and a Marsden Grant for Masters scholarship. Her first chapbook, ‘The Temple of Your Girl’, was published in AUP New Poets 7. Her ancestors are from the British Isles and the Maltese Archipelago, and she lives in Ōtautahi.

  • UC Teece Museum, 3 Hereford St, Chch
  • Tuesday 10 October 2023, 7.30pm. Doors open 7.15pm.
  • Entry is free, but seats are limited so registration is essential.

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