Adonis and Khaled Mattawa at London's Poetry International

Adonis and Khaled Mattawa: A New Divan


Part of Poetry International, Southbank Centre

Sunday 20 October, 12 noon

in the Queen Elizabeth Hall

Mark the 200th anniversary of the publication of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's great work of world literature, the West-East Divan, with readings and discussion from internationally renowned poets.

Featuring the renowned Syrian poet Adonis, known as "the grand old man of poetry, secularism and free speech in the Arab world" and the Libyan-US poet Khaled Mattawa, who writes in English and who is also Adonis's regular translator. They gather to talk about poetry, translation, Goethe, Hafiz and different cultural traditions.

Both poets have contributed poems to Gingko Library's A New Divan: A Lyrical Dialogue between East & West, published this year to mark the anniversary of the publication of Goethe's original work.

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Published Date - 30/09/2019