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How to read - and enjoy - a poem - Vahni Capildeo

The University of York's Writer-in-residence, the contemporary poet, Vahni Capildeo, explores how to read- and enjoy - a poem.

The University of York is very proud to host Vahni Capildeo, one of the world’s most influential contemporary poets, as our writer-in-residence. To start us off, Vahni Capildeo talks about how to read, and enjoy, poetry.

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