Henrik Ibsen died in 1906. Ibsen was a major 19th-century Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet. He is often referred to as "the god father" of modern drama and is one of the founders of Modernism in the theatre. Read more Ibsen plays
Liam ParkinWho is Liam Parkin ?
Liam Parkin grew up in the West Midlands and, after reading Philip Larkin’s High Windows at an early age, became captivated with poetry. Having completed a university module at the age of seventeen to help hone his interest in poetry, it was at this point it became more of an academic as well as personal commitment.
Since then, he has obtained a degree in Literature and Philosophy at the University of East Anglia, amassing a wealth of critical and creative knowledge having been tutored by the novelist Giles Foden and the renowned poet George Szirtes. It also led to him to win numerous poetry competitions and to the position of head of UEA Literature Society, which hosted many spoken word and poetry nights with poets such as Tim Clare and John Osborne.
Liam specialises in contemporary poetry criticism and has written numerous critical essays upon the subject. He is passionate about giving new and upcoming poets a platform from which to reach a larger audience and is currently researching the value of contemporary literature at postgraduate level. Liam is always keen to welcome new collections and is enthusiastic in getting more people to engage with poetry.