Category Archives: International Events

Kundiman Poetry Prize Reading at NYU

Title: Kundiman Poetry Prize Reading at NYU

Date: December 1, 2017

Location: New York, New York, US
Description: Join Kundiman in celebrating the 2015 Kundiman Poetry Prize Winner Rajiv Mohabir’s book The Cowherd’s Son. He’ll be joined by fellows Chen Chen, Jane Wong, and E.J. Koh. Kundiman is partnering with NYU for this annual reading at the beautiful Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House.

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A Celebration of Gwendolyn Brooks

Title: A Celebration of Gwendolyn Brooks

Date: November 13, 2017

Location: New York, New York, US
Description: This event is co-sponsored with the Academy of American Poets, Cave Canem Foundation, Our Miss Brooks 100: A Centennial Celebration, Poetry Society of America, Poets House, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library (NYPL). It will feature readings by Elizabeth Alexander, Tyehimba Jess, Yusef Komunyakaa, Quraysh Ali Lansana, Marilyn Nelson, Atsuro Riley, Sapphire, Solmaz Sharif, and Patricia Smith.

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Inheriting the War: Poetry and Prose by Descendants of Vietnam Veterans and Refugees

Title: Inheriting the War: Poetry and Prose by Descendants of Vietnam Veterans and Refugees

Date: November 10, 2017

Location: New York, New York, US
Description: This event will feature readings from the forthcoming anthology Inheriting the War: Poetry and Prose by Descendants of Vietnam Veterans and Refugees, hosted by anthology editor Laren McClung. Presenters will include Emily Brandt, Cathy Linh Che, Martha Collins, Brandon Courtney, Yusef Komunyakaa, Gardner McFall, Josephine Rowe, Monica Sok, and Paul Tran.

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Keep the Home Fires Burning – Wind and Words of World War 1

Title: Keep the Home Fires Burning – Wind and Words of World War 1

Date: November 11, 2017

Location: London, England
Description: Keep the Home Fires Burning is a recital of clarinet and poetry based on The First World War. It combines tunes of the period with both poems and writings weaving them into one continuous performance. Much of the programme consists of poems written by poets who served in The Great War, including Siegfried Sassoon, Rupert Brooke, John Mcrae, Wilfred Owen and Isaac Rosenberg. The music, made famous at the time, features a range of composers including Ivor Novello, Jerome Kern and Irving Berlin.

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Keep the Home Fires Burning – Wind and Words of World War 1

Title: Keep the Home Fires Burning – Wind and Words of World War 1

Date: November 14, 2017

Location: London, England
Description: Keep the Home Fires Burning is a recital of clarinet and poetry based on The First World War. It combines tunes of the period with both poems and writings weaving them into one continuous performance. Much of the programme consists of poems written by poets who served in The Great War, including Siegfried Sassoon, Rupert Brooke, John Mcrae, Wilfred Owen and Isaac Rosenberg. The music, made famous at the time, features a range of composers including Ivor Novello, Jerome Kern and Irving Berlin.

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Keep the Home Fires Burning – Wind and Words of World War 1

Title: Keep the Home Fires Burning – Wind and Words of World War 1

Date: November 10, 2017

Location: London, England
Description: Keep the Home Fires Burning is a recital of clarinet and poetry based on The First World War. It combines tunes of the period with both poems and writings weaving them into one continuous performance. Much of the programme consists of poems written by poets who served in The Great War, including Siegfried Sassoon, Rupert Brooke, John Mcrae, Wilfred Owen and Isaac Rosenberg. The music, made famous at the time, features a range of composers including Ivor Novello, Jerome Kern and Irving Berlin.

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Coronet International Festival presents Narrative Poem

Title: Coronet International Festival presents Narrative Poem

Date: November 10, 2017

Location: London, England
Description: This spellbinding performance combining poetry, dance and live music is from the world’s most influential and innovative Chinese poet Yang Lian.

Narrative Poem is Yang’s most personal poetry to date travelling back and forth in time, covering his childhood and his harrowing ‘re-education through labour’, digging graves in rural China, his first period of exile in New Zealand, and his subsequent adventures and travels around Europe and elsewhere.

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A Poem For Every Day of the Year

Title: A Poem For Every Day of the Year

Date: November 10, 2017

Location: London, England
Description: Following the success of A Poem for Every Night of the Year (Independent Bookshop Week Award 2017) Allie Esiri’s new anthology, A Poem for Every Day of the Year is a journey through a calendar year, highlighting key moments and dates with a poem for every day, by writers such as Keats, W H Auden, Maya Angelou and Kate Tempest. An inspiring evening of readings of some of the magical and humorous poems in this journey through history and human experience. Read by actors including Adjoa Andoh, Joanna Lumley, Stephen Mangan, Helen McCrory, Simon Russell Beale and Samuel West.

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