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The Henry Moore Institute in Leeds is closed for refurbishment until Summer 2024.

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Poetry reading and discussion

Caroline Bergvall & Vidyan Ravinthiran


Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

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Join us for an in-person poetry reading by writer, sound artist and performer Caroline Bergvall and poet and editor Vidyan Ravinthiran, followed by discussion.

Caroline Bergvall is a writer, sound artist and performer who explores shifts and connections in culture through plurilingual poetries and mixed-media installations.

Vidyan Ravinthiran is a poet and editor whose work addresses experiences of postcolonial life and formal innovation in verse, prose and criticism.

Together they will read a sample of new and recent work, and discuss the impact of intercultural exchange on poetry, art and criticism.

Our gallery opening hours have been extended for this event. You will be able to see The Weight of Words and Egon Altdorf up until 18:00, when this event starts.


You can book free tickets in advance via Eventbrite.

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About the speakers

Caroline Bergvall

Caroline Bergvall is an interdisciplinary writer, sound artist and performer based in London, UK. Her work has been presented internationally.

She is the author of five books including the award-winning Drift, and unique performance works such as the nocturnal Nattsong.

Her accolades include the Cholmondeley Award and the Prix Litteraire Bernard Heidsieck-Centre Pompidou. She is currently Global Professorial Fellow at Queen Mary University, London.

Vidyan Ravinthiran

Vidyan Ravinthiran is a poet-critic who grew up in Leeds and now teaches at Harvard.

His latest books are Worlds Woven Together (Columbia UP, 2022), a collection of his essays on poetry from around the world, and Spontaneity and Form in Modern Prose (OUP, 2020).

He won the Warren Brookes Award for Outstanding Literary Criticism, and was shortlisted for the Forward Prize and T.S Eliot Prize.


Visitors who would prefer a step-free entrance can use the accessible entrance on Cookridge Street, using the lift to bring you to the ground floor. The event will take place in the library on the first floor and you can use a passenger lift to all floors of the building.

Toilets are located on the basement level, including baby changing facilities within the accessible and gender-neutral toilet.

We want to make it as easy as possible for all to attend, so please get in touch if you have any access needs that you would like to discuss before the event.



Getting here

Henry Moore Institute

The Henry Moore Institute is currently closed for refurbishment until summer 2024.

74 The Headrow
United Kingdom

T:  01132 467 467