Latin American Poetry Multilingual Reading and Booklaunch - 20th October

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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Other Events

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

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