literature & poetry

World Poets Series: Baltic Poets in London

Join us for this one-off event with visiting Baltic poets. The evening will showcase three of the most celebrated poets from the Baltic states, Maarja Kangro (Estonia), Kārlis Vērdiņš (Latvia) and Tomas Venclova (Lithuania). The poets read from their work and discuss the poetry scene in their respective countries, followed by a Q and A session with the audience.

In recent years, the National Poetry Library has hosted readings from poets from South Korea, Mexico, Syria and Poland. This year the focus is on Baltic poetry. This special event is presented in partnership with the British Council and Modern Poetry in Translation, celebrating the Baltic focus of this year’s London Book Fair.

The event is hosted by Clare Pollard, UK poet and editor of Modern Poetry in Translation.

Dates & times

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National Poetry Library,

Level 5, Blue side, Royal Festival Hall


Free, but ticketed