This film of Kevin Hart reading eight poems was made in October 2007 during the Poetry & Philosophy Conference at Warwick University ('Poets Reading Philosophy, Philosophers Reading Poetry') which brought together poets and philosophers from the US, Canada, Australia and the UK. After reading three poems, 'The Room', 'Dark Angel' and 'Brisbane', from FLAME TREE: SELECTED POEMS (Bloodaxe Books, 2002), he reads five new poems, 'My Name', 'That Life', 'Yes, 'Prayer' and 'The Great Truths', from his new collection YOUNG RAIN, which is published in 2009 by Bloodaxe Books in the UK, Notre Dame University Press in the US, and Giramondo in Australia. Born near London in 1954, Kevin Hart moved to Australia with his family at the age of 10 (he draws on this in his poem 'Brisbane'). He is one of Australia's leading poets, and has lived in America in recent years. He now teaches in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.