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Poetry and poetry in translation from Alan Baker and David Duncombe

Readings from Alan Baker and David Duncombe, in association with Nottingham Poetry Society

Thu, 28 Nov 2019
7:00PM - 8:30PM
Five Leaves Bookshop
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Readings from Alan Baker and David Duncombe, in association with Nottingham Poetry Society

Alan Baker will be talking about the work the French poet Yves Bonnefoy and the Morrocan Abdellatif Laâbi, and reading his own and others’ translations of their poetry.

Baker’s most recent poetry collections are Letters from the Underworld (Red Ceilings, 2018) and Riverrun (KFS), a sequence of poems about the River Trent. He is publisher of Leafe Press and the online magazine Litter.
David Duncombe will be reading from the forthcoming publication by Smokestack Books of his translation of the Spanish poet Marcos Ana: Poems from Prison and Life.

Marcos Ana was the longest serving political prisoner under the Franco regime, imprisoned as a teenager at the end of the Civil War and released 23 years later, after international appeals spearheaded by Pablo Neruda. His poems have been described as beautiful, clear, musical, painful and compelling.

Work by David Duncombe includes five poetry collections, junior fiction, radio drama and stories. He has travelled widely, especially in Spain and now lives in Derbyshire. He is a long-serving member of Nottingham Poetry Society.
Tickets: £4.00 (£2.00 students and Nottingham Poetry Society members).

Please let us know you are coming on events@fiveleaves.co.uk

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