Poetry and the State – London UK – Sept 20/11

From 6.30PM
On Tuesday 20th September 2011
At Amnesty International UK
17-25 New Inn Yard
London EC2A 3EA
The event will start promptly at 7pm

Poet in the City and Amnesty International are delighted to invite you to an evening celebrating the launch of the new edition of Modern Poetry in Translation, Poetry and the State.

From the beginning, poetry has been the great communicator. In every protest, conflict and movement of oppression, voices have risen through the crowd and found expression in its fearless form. Whether personal or political, poetry is a public statement with a universal reach.

The event will be hosted by David Constantine and Helen Constantine, co-editors of Modern Poetry in Translation. Both are experienced and widely published translators in their own right and David is an acclaimed poet and short story writer.

Guest speakers will include the poets Amarjit Chandan and Jennie Feldman, writer Tim Allen and translator Zuzanna Olszewska, and Amnesty?s new poet in residence Carlos Reyez Manzo.

Poet in the City is a registered charity committed to attracting new audiences to poetry, making new connections for poetry, and raising money to support poetry education, in particular the placing of poets in schools.

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For more information about the charity telephone 07908 367488
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