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12th October 2010 19:00
Kings Place
90 York Way, N1 9AG
An event held with Amnesty International that featured poets whose work explores the changeable nature of home, its importance and its loss.

Ranging from Chile, India, Belarus and returning to London, we’ll travel the world in search of the comfort and familarity of home.

Jane Duran, a Spanish-American poet who was brought up in the USA and Chile. Her just-released collection, Graceline evokes her family’s voyage between those countries, experience of life under Pinochet’s regime and yet her love of the Chilean landscape;

Anna Robinson, a poet who writes about the characters found in London, past and present, including the residents of a South London housing estate. Her collection The Finders of London was published in spring 2010;

Valdemar Kalinin, a poet who was born in Belarus. His billingual book Romani Dreams (Romanes, Belarus and English) was published in 2005. He works as a home school liaison officer in London; and

Devika Bannerjee presented the work of the renowned Indian poet, Tagore which speaks of being deprived of his homeland. Devika is a leading translator and interpreter and is involved in the work of the Satyajit Ray Film Foundation.
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