Cypriot Poets: Transcending Conflict

In this poetry talk and reading, five Cypriot poets explore the power of words in bridging the divides of Cyprus.

Since the border opening of 2003, Cypriot poets have been reaching across and writing the divisions of Cyprus.

This opening has brought new possibilities for collaboration and understanding between writers who share a common history.

Stavros Karayanni, managing editor of the multi-lingual journal, Cadences, talks about the journal and its role in publishing and promoting the work of poets and writers who have a connection with the island.

He is joined by poets Alev Adil, Senem Gokel, Maria Siakalli, Stephanos Stephanides and Nese Yasin, presenting the stories of these divided communities, reading their poetry and answering your questions in a Q&A session.

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National Poetry Library,

Level 5, Blue side, Royal Festival Hall



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This event is free however booking is essential. Email [email protected] to reserve your place.