6th - 22nd October 2017

World Literature

In Person: World Poets Film Screening

Introduced by Neil Astley & Pamela Robertson-Pearce

  • 11
  • Oct

2017

Wednesday

1.00pm

Black and white image of a young couple in a car at an old American drive-in cinema

  • Black and white image of a young couple in a car at an old American drive-in cinema

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 you will be able to buy copies of the anthology and enjoy many more hours of poet to reader footage at home. The event will be introduced by Bloodaxe editor Neil Astley and filmmaker Pamela Robertson-Pearce.