Thursday, 25 September 2014

Exciting commemorative Poet in the City event Monday, 13th October 2014

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Modern Poetry in Translation
World War I: Poetry from around the world
At 7pm on Monday 13 October 2014
Hall One at Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG
Poet in the City, in partnership with MPT, presents an event exploring the poetry of World War One.Starting from the context of our own much celebrated poets, including Owen, Sassoon, Brooke, we move through areas of the conflict around the world and experience the war through voices other than our own.

From Apollinaire on the fields of France to Punjabi folk songs, from Russian voices to poems from the German trenches, we travel across frontiers and borders, and discover how poetry plays an enduring role in the telling of these human stories.
Andrew Motion
was Poet Laureate from 1999 to 2009. He has received numerous awards and has published four celebrated biographies. His most recent collection is The Customs House(Faber 2012). Andrew was knighted for services to poetry in 2009.
Sasha Dugdale
is a poet, translator and editor of Modern Poetry in Translation. Her most recent collection is Red House, (Oxford Poets / Carcanet 2011). She translates new Russian writing for theatre companies including the Royal Court, and RSC.
Stephen Romer
has published three previous collections of poetry with Oxford University Press and was the editor of the Faber anthology Twentieth-Century French Poems. His recent poetry collection Yellow Studio (Carcanet OxfordPoets 2008) was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize.
Amarjit Chandan
is a poet and translator of Punjabi, who has published five collections of his own work. His translations have appeared in numerous anthologies and publications in the UK. His latest publication is: Sonata for Four Hands, Collection of Poems (Arc 2010).
John Greening
has written twelve poetry collections, studies of British and Irish poets, and the recentPoetry Masterclass (2011). His most recent collection To The War Poets (Carcanet 2014) includes new translations of German war poets.
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Otherwise tickets cost £11.50
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The World War I event takes place at 7pm on Monday 13th October 2014 in Hall One at Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9A.

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