AboutNot only was T.S. Eliot one of the major poets of the 20th century, he played a hugely significant role in the development of other writers during his four decades as a publisher with Faber and Faber. He nurtured James Joyce, W.H. Auden, Marianne Moore, David Jones, and Ted Hughes amongst others. His quest for poetic genius and mission to share it with the world are discussed by former managing director and chairman of Faber and Faber Matthew Evans, current Faber Poetry editor Paul Keegan, award-winning poet and poetry editor Don Paterson and one of Eliot's most illuminating scholars, Ronald Schuchard, Goodrich C. White Professor of English, Emory University. Chaired by John Haffenden, Professor of English, Sheffield University, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of English Studies, University of London and General Editor of the Letters of T.S. Eliot.
Presented in association with Faber and Faber, celebrating 80 years in publishing
To be held at the Conference Centre of the British Library