Poetry International Saturday Pass
With half of the world’s living languages facing extinction, Poetry International celebrates endangered poetry, with a shared reading of poems from across a range of languages, Seven Thousand Words For Human.
Saturday also sees the illumination of the Wall of Dreams, projecting the dreams and aspirations of refugees in poetic fragments across Royal Festival Hall. The work is created by Danish poet Morten Søndergaard in collaboration with Southbank Centre and British poets Jasmine Cooray and Kayo Chingonyi.
The day also features debates on the importance of poet’s lives in understanding their work, and a showcase of poets who capture experiences of exile and seeking refuge, featuring Choman Hardi and Athena Farrokhzad.