“Read & Greet” with Visiting Professor Toby Martinez de las Rivas
Please join Duke English as we welcome poet Toby Martinez de las Rivas, the 2023-24 Distinguished Blackburn Artist in Residence. Professor Martinez de las Rivas will be reading/performing from recent multimedia works and mixing and mingling with Duke English students and faculty.
Martinez de las Rivas' publications include three collections: his most recent collection, Floodmeadows released in May. Black Sun (2018) was shortlisted for the Forward Poetry Prize for Best Collection. Terror (2014) was shortlisted for The Portico Prize. His work is included in Penguin Modern Poets 7 (Penguin, 2018) with Geoffrey Hill and Rowan Evans. He has selections in generational anthologies by Bloodaxe and Carcanet and poems in key UK and US journals, including Poetry, The Paris Review, Poetry Review, and Poetry London. In 2014, he won the Wiener Holocaust Library International Book Art Prize for a collaborative book commemorating the victims of the Holocaust, which was also shortlisted for the MCBA prize and exhibited for six months at The Wiener Library, London. He has significant experience teaching creative writing, most recently at Newcastle University and Reading University.