2 July 2024, 7.30-8.30pm

Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, OX1 2JA

WiO member Jenny Lewis launches her fifth collection of poetry, From Base Materials. It ranges thematically from love in old age and surviving cancer to translations from Arabic and Russian and a topical re-imagining of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. The poems speak of formation, transformation and the struggles of the human spirit to transmute ‘base matter’ and accept mortality and frailty of the flesh with courage and compassion.

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 Wednesday 5 June, 7.00pm – online launch

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Ow6Ng7dTR964D3RCiYu_cg?mc_cid=c9e9767d8b&mc_eid=UNIQID#/registration

From Base Materials is Jenny’s fifth collection and ranges thematically from love in old age and surviving cancer to translations from Arabic and Russian and a topical re-imagining of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. The poems speak of formation, transformation and the struggles of the human spirit to transmute ‘base matter’ and accept mortality and frailty of the flesh with courage and compassion.

‘Poems of great candour and beauty that address injustice, reckoning, and transformation.’ Maya C. Popa

‘Jenny Lewis brings the ancient past with her into her poetry, skilfully weaving together history with narration, philosophy with religion and prose with verse. Her similes are in a class of their own.’ Salah Niazi