Wild Court

An international poetry journal based in the English Department of King’s College London


Poetry and – Seeing


November 2nd 2021, 7.00 p.m. (online)


Poetry And… Seeing with Lavinia Greenlaw & Neil McGregor, chaired by Ruth Padel


How do we understand vision, our investment in vision? How do visual artists collapse time so we ‘see’ many moments at once? Two magical and widely-loved writers talk and read on the attention which art gives, poetry gives, which we all give, to the visual image and physical objects in our lives.


This event is taking place online via Microsoft Teams. The link to join the event will be emailed to you on registration and the morning of the event.


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Lavinia Greenlaw is a prize-winning poet, novelist, non-fiction writer and documentary-maker. Her research interests include image-making and problems of perception, her most recent poetry collection is The Built Moment, and her latest book is Some Answers Without Questions: part memoir, part manifesto, exploring what enables anyone, especially a woman and an artist, to create and respond – even when no one asks her.


Neil McGregor is an art historian, former Director of the National Gallery and British Museum, and a documentary-maker and presenter on radio and TV. His books, such as A History of the World in 100 Objects, Living with the Gods and Shakespeare’s Restless World, are often accompanied by a radio or TV series and an exhibition. In them, he often uses objects as a means of interrogating the world, the past, people’s beliefs and ways of living, or themes in Shakespeare’s plays.