Multi-award winning poets Raymond Antrobus, Ilya Kaminsky and Carcanet debutante Lisa Kelly share the stage to perform their latest work.
Antrobus reads from Ted Hughes Award-winning, Forward Prize-nominated The Perseverance.
Elegies for the poet’s father weave into narratives around learning to speak as a child experiencing deafness, and expand to a contemporary sphere in which enduring prejudice towards the d/Deaf community leads to the most catastrophic of circumstances.
Kaminsky reads from Poetry Book Society choice and Forward Prize-nominated Deaf Republic, in which a fabled town witnesses the killing of a deaf boy and in response, the town’s citizens refuse to hear any more with their dissent coordinated by sign language.
Lisa Kelly reads from debut collection A Map Towards Fluency, which considers words, the power they impart, the power their absence withholds and the importance of mis-hearing and mis-remembering.
Sat 19 Oct 2019, 1:30pm