The Trojan Horse

15th April 2013 19:00
Kings Place
90 York Way, London, N1 9AG
An evening spent in the company of some of your favourite characters from Greek myth including Ulysses, Achilles, Helen, Hector and Cassandra, fated never to be believed.
Poet in the City invited you to experience the stories of the Iliad and the Odyssey through the eyes of some of our greatest contemporary poets and authors.

Simon Armitage is Professor of Poetry at the University of Sheffield. A recipient of numerous prizes and awards, he has published ten collections of poetry, including Selected Poems (2001), Seeing Stars (2010), an adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey (2006) his acclaimed translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (2007) and more recently The Death of King Arthur (2012). In 2010 he received the CBE for services to poetry.

Bettany Hughes is a celebrated broadcaster, author and historian. She has made several documentaries including the acclaimed 2012 series Divine Women for BBC 2. Her book Helen of Troy was published in 2005. Her latest book The Hemlock Cup (2011) has been published around the world, was shortlisted for the Writers Guild Prize, and was a New York Times bestseller

Simon Mundy has broadcast for over thirty years on BBC Radio 3 and 4, and was the founder of the European Forum for the Arts and Heritage (now Culture Action Europe). He has written three poetry collections, three novels (two as James Eno) and several biographies of classical musicians. His most recent poetry collection is More For Helen of Troy (2012).

Caroline Bird is an award-winning poet. She was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize in 2008 and 2010 for her second and third collections, Trouble Came To The Turnip, and Watering Can. Her fourth poetry collection, The Hat-stand Union, will be published in 2013. Her new version of Euripides\\\\\\\'s The Trojan Women premiered at the Gate Theatre in 2012.
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