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Enjoy a wide range of the words finest poets in the same room, at the same time. The party is hosted by Ian McMillan, with readers including 2013 Forward Prize for Best First Collection winner Emily Berry, plus Fleur Adcock, John Agard, Peter Finch, Jen Hadfield, Kei Miller, Daljit Nagra, Brenda Shaughnessy, Amjad Nasser (with Margaret Obank reading the English translations) and Warsan Shire.
Amjad Nasser is a major contributor to today’s Arab poetry scene. His first English collection Shepherd of Solitude, in translation from the Arabic by Khaled Mattawa, was published in 2009 by Banipal Books.
Free poetry films: Before the live reading you can also enjoy watching free poetry films from the Poetry Library’s collection. starting at 6.15 pm in The Front Room at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Date: 29 October 2013
Time: 7:30 pm
Booking: Book your ticket online here.
Location: Queen Elizabeth Hall