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In Person: World Poets Film Screening

Introduced by Neil Astley & Pamela Robertson-Pearce

Wednesday 11th October, 1pm
Central Library
To celebrate the publication of the new Bloodaxe DVD-anthology, In Person: World Poets, we are delighted to present a special film screening featuring some of the most extraordinary contemporary poets from across the globe, including Robert Adamson, Tishani Doshi, Roy Fisher, Choman Hardi, Jaan Kaplinski, Nikola Madzirov, Ruth Stone, Arundhathi  Subramaniam, Brian Turner and Chase Twichell. T.S. Eliot once described poetry as ‘one person talking to another.’ These intimate films, recorded and edited by Pamela Robertson-Pearce and Neil Astley in the poets’ own homes and at festivals around the world, demonstrate the importance and joy of hearing poems read aloud in the poet’s own voice. What better way to spend your lunch time than communing with poets? The event will be introduced by Bloodaxe editor Neil Astley and filmmaker Pamela Robertson-Pearce and you will be able to buy copies of the anthology and enjoy many more hours of poet to reader footage at home.

Tickets are free but booking is advised


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