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Birthday Letters: Poetry from 1967 to 2017

Part of London Literature Festival

From Ted Hughes to Derek Walcott, Anne Carson to Jean Binta Breeze, the greatest poets of the last half century have performed at Poetry International.

As the festival celebrates its 50th anniversary, we take the opportunity to reflect on how poetry has changed, and hear from the voices shaping its future with Arundhathi Subramaniam and Yang Lian, in an event chaired by AS Byatt.

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, Choman Hardi is no longer taking part in this event.

Dates & times

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Royal Festival Hall
Level 5 Function Room, Green Side


Included in Pass
£15, £25

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BSL Interpretation
This event is British Sign Language-interpreted. To join our free Access Scheme and book concessionary tickets for this service, email or call our Ticket Office on 020 3879 9555.

This event is included in both the Poetry International Saturday Pass and the Poetry International Weekend Pass.