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While we wait for indoor meetings to be enjoyed again, we are presenting a different poem each week by poets who have not read for us, but whose poetry it would be a delight to hear and see performed.

Sean O’Brien lives in Newcastle upon Tyne, where he teaches at the university. Here he is reading ‘The Calm’ from his ninth collection of poems Europa, published in 2018 by Picador.

The Archive page contains links to poets whose readings we have been lucky enough to enjoy in the flesh in times past.

CB1 Poetry wishes everyone well