Edward Thomas and Contemporary Poetry

Tower Poetry sponsored a one-day conference, ‘Edward Thomas and Contemporary Poetry’, at St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford in March 2005.
Edna Longley and Jem Poster spoke at the event, which was organised by Professor Lucy Newlyn and Guy Cuthbertson. Many well-known contemporary poets such as Gillian Clarke, Michael Longley, Jamie McKendrick, Peter McDonald, Bernard O’Donoghue and Tom Paulin, discussed Thomas and also read some of their own poetry which has been inspired by his work. The Poet Laureate, Andrew Motion, also addressed the conference. Branch-Lines: Edward Thomas and Contemporary Poetry has since been published by Enitharmon Press.