Co-sponsored by the Native Spirit Festival and the Poetics Centre at Birkbeck College.
On Wednesday 20th October at 7.30 pm in Room 421, Birkbeck College, Main Building, followed by a reception.
Cecilia Vicuña will be presenting the recently published Oxford Book of Latin American Poetry in Translation. One of the editors of the book, Cecilia Vicuña is a highly respected Chilean poet, performer, and filmmaker. She will be showing a short film of the visual poetry included in the book and reading her work and work by other poets.
Readers from English: Sean Bonney, Ruth Fainlight, Harry Gilonis, Frances Kruk, Stephen Mooney, James O’Hern, William Rowe
Readers from Spanish: Cecilia Vicuña, Albert Pellicer
From Quechua: Cecilia Vicuña
From Latin: Harry Gilonis
The anthology is distinguished from previous anthologies by the inclusion of visual poetry, of native language poetry in Nahuatl, Mapuche, Quechua, Guaraní and Maya, and of avant-gardist poetry, as well as of poetry from the colonial period. It is by far the best anthology available.
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Cecilia Vicuña is presenting her film Kon Kon (54 mins) at the Native Spirit Festival on Wednesday 13th October at 7.40 pm at the Amnesty Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA.
The Native Spirit Festival is hosting a poetry reading by Albert Pellicer, Stephen Watts, William Rowe and Cecilia Vicuña at 6.30 pm on Thursday 21st October pm at the Amnesty Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA