20th Sep 2011Poetry and the StateAn 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 included the poets Amarjit Chandan and Jennie Feldman, writer Tim Allen and translator Zuzanna Olszewska, and Amnesty’s new poet in residence Carlos Reyez Manzo.
Julija Gulbinovic conducted interviews with the participants which can be found on the event's audio page.Held in association with Amnesty International