Fri06Sep 2013
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Dear World: Editors, Poets and Trans-Cultural Practice

at British Library

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British Library

British Library
96 Euston Road

Date: Fri 06 Sep 2013
Time: 6.30 - 8.30pm
Price: £4 / £3 concessions
Type: Spoken word
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Description (from venue/promoter's website):
Five poets whose work appears in Dear World & Everyone In It: New Poetry in the UK (Bloodaxe, 2013) - ágnes Lehóczky, éireann Lorsung, Sandeep Parmar, Eileen Pun and Marcus Slease - are joined by UK editor/poet Nathan Hamilton, and US editor/poet James Cihlar, for a reading and discussion of literary migration, cross-pollination, belonging and alienation.

James Cihlar is the author of Rancho Nostaliga (2013), Undoing (2008) and Mataphysical Bailout (2010). He teaches at the University of Minnesota.

Nathan Hamilton runs Egg Box Publishing, co-edited Stop Sharpening Your Knives, and edited Dear World & Everyone In It. His writing appears in The Guardian, The Manhattan Review and The Spectator.

ágnes Lehóczky's collections include Budapest to Babel (2008), Rememberer (2012) and Poetry: the Geometry of Living Substance (2011). She teaches creative writing at the University of Sheffield.

éireann Lorsung's second collection, Her book, is out in August 2013 (Milkweed Editions (US)) and follows Music For Landing Planes By (2007). Born in Minneapolis, she lives in Belgium, where she co-runs MIEL and edits 1110.

Sandeep Parmar's first collection, The Marble Orchard (2012), was published by Shearsman. She is a Lecturer at the University of Liverpool.

Eileen Pun was recently selected as one of 10 'The Complete Works II' poets for Spread the Word, London.

Marcus Slease's latest books include Mu (Dream) So (Window), and a Polish postmodern fairy tale, The House of Zabka (2013).

This event will be followed by a reception.

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