Dante Alighieri

24th April 2013 18:30
Southwark Cathedral
London Bridge, London, SE1 9DA
Poet in the City and Southwark Cathedral were delighted to present an event exploring the life and work of the great Medieval poet Dante Alighieri.

With readings in English and Italian and with live musical settings of Dante’s work, performed by the Cathedral’s acclaimed Merbecke Choir, this was a very special celebration of an iconic poet and philosopher.

Robin Kirkpatrick is Professor of Italian and English Literature at Cambridge University. His verse translation of the Commedia with notes and commentary was published by Penguin Classics in 2006-7.

Mark Oakley is Canon Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral. He has written widely on the subjects of faith, poetry and literature and is the author of The Collage of God (2001).

Elisa Biagini is one of the leading voices in contemporary Italian poetry, living and working in Dante’s native city of Florence. Her most recent collection, Nel Bosco, was published in 2007.

John Took is Professor of Dante Studies at University College London, and Senior Editor of the UCL Faculty of Arts and Humanities Imprint.

Poetry was read in Italian by the writer, teacher and Dante specialist, Graham Fawcett and in English translation by the actor Peter Hamilton Dyer.
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