Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy has invited ten of the best UK poets writing today to take part in an unprecedented series of residencies at the University of Cambridge, supported by Arts Council England.
Launched by Carol Ann Duffy on November 2nd at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Thresholds matches ten poets, including Don Paterson and Jo Shapcott, with museums and collections across the university. Each poet will spend two weeks in one of the University Museums and write a poem informed and inspired by the collections, using the material and exhibits at their disposal as an opportunity for significant artistic development.
The Museum of Classical Archaeology will welcome Sean Borodale during January to March in 2013. Sean Borodale said: “In a previous life I worked as a bronze caster in a London foundry, making large-scale works by contemporary artists – hence I find the prospect of exploring the plaster casts in the Museum of Classical Archaeology fascinating. I’m interested in the idea of the copy, and how it resonates between the ‘touch’ of the artist and the presence of the audience.”