literature & poetry

If/Then: Brexit Poetics

Witness a collectively generated and collaboratively written work comprising multiple voices and registers, created just prior to and following the EU referendum of 2016.

If/Then explores the terrain of the dilemma and the social imaginary drawing on myth, philosophy and autobiography.

It features written responses by poets, writers and artists alongside on-street vocal recordings in London, Glasgow and Athens. Responses between street, stage and page serve to further illustrate the multiplicity and validity of singular points of view – expanding the slippage between yes and no.

Lisa Alexander and Hari Marini are joined by some of the contributors for this performance/participatory reading.

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National Poetry Library,

Level 5, Blue side, Royal Festival Hall


Free, booking essential