How can poetry inflame, challenge and transform? And where is the art form headed in the future?
Poetry International is Southbank Centre's longest running festival, founded by Ted Hughes, former Poet Laureate, in 1967.
Centring on the theme of disruption, Poetry International 2019 explores translation, endangered languages and poetry as a resistance. Attend masterclasses, listen to live readings, watch films that fuse animation with language and find out the winners of this year’s Forward Prizes.
This year’s festival features poets including Adonis, Khaled Mattawa, Patricia Smith, Nikki Giovanni, Valzhyna Mort, Laura Tohe, Raymond Antrobus, Ilya Kaminsky and Lisa Kelly.
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