Veronica Forrest-Thomson Symposium

VFT ConferenceFinal

January 17th 2008

This was a daylong symposium co-hosted by the Centre for Modernist Studies and Christ’s College, Cambridge. It celebrated the work of the poet Veronica Forrest-Thomson, author of three poetry collections and the critical work Poetic Artifice: A Theory of Twentieth-Century Poetry. The publishers Shearsman and Allardyce, Barnett had issued a new edition of her work in 2008: Veronica Forrest-Thomson: Collected Poems. The symposium came on the heels of this publication, in an effort to further increase the visibility of Forrest-Thomson’s life and work. The event was directed by Dr. Sara Crangle and Sophie Read.


The Kenyon Review Online published a special online retrospective on Veronica Forrest-Thomson with selected poems from Veronica Forrest-Thomson and collected essays from the symposium.


The essays included are: