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Home is the Mouth of a Shark: Poetry of Refuge and Migration

Part of London Literature Festival

From Homer to Warsan Shire, poetry has long explored the experiences of refugees and those forced to leave their homes.

How can the powers of poetry deepen our understanding of the experience of those forced to leave, and restore our sense of shared humanity?

This event features Athena Farrokhzad and Vahni Capildeo, and is chaired by Bidisha.

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

Dates & times

This event has passed.


Royal Festival Hall
Level 5 Function Room, Green Side


Included in Pass
£15, £25

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