We’re proud to promote our carefully curated and growing poetry list to the discerning readers at this wonderful celebration of poetry.
The titles on display this year are:
Diaspo/Renga, a collaboration in alternating Renga triggered by the
invasion of Gaza, by Jewish-American Marilyn Hacker and
Palestinian-American Deema Shehabi
To Sing Away the Darkest Days – Poems Re-imagined from Yidddish
Folksongs, a poetic account of Jewish life in the Diaspora, by Norbert
Everything Must Go, Packed, Personal and Punchy, a poetic approach to dealing with cancer, by Rosie Garland
Yugoslav Requiem, a unique testimony to the most recent war in Europe, by Arnold Jansen op de Haar, translated from the Dutch by Paul Vincent
And as a special treat our just launched landmark anthology 100 Dutch-Language Poems – From the Medieval Period to the Present Day. ‘At long last an anthology that gives readers a sense of the richness and variety of the poetic tradition in the Netherlands and Flanders.’ – Jane Fenoulhet, Professor of Dutch Studies at UCL. The poems in this anthology were selected and translated by Paul Vincent & John Irons.
This year, very appropriately, Arnold Jansen op de Haar, poet, writer, columnist and our literary adviser will man the stall and he’s looking forward to discuss all things poetry from 10am to 4.30pm.
The event is free, so just come along on the day. Arnold is looking forward to meet you.