Georgian Poets Tour

Poets Diana Anphimiadi and Salome Benidze will tour the UK alongside British poet-translators Jean Sprackland and Helen Mort, and bridge-translator Natalia Bukia-Peters from May 15th to 25th.

This tour marks the publication of two new bilingual chapbooks, published by the Poetry Translation Centre in May: Beginning to Speak by Diana Anphimiadi (translated by Jean Sprackland and Natalia Bukia-Peters; supported by the Georgian National Book Center) and I Wanted to Ask You by Salome Benidze (translated by Helen Mort and Natalia Bukia-Peters). 

 All events will take place in English with poetry readings in Georgian and English.



15 May – Georgian translation workshop with Natalia Bukia-Peters – PTC Office, London

17 May – Reading by Salome Benidze and Helen Mort – Glasgow Women’s Library

17 May – Q&A with Diana Anphimiadi, Jean Sprackland & Natalia Bukia-Peters – University of East Anglia, Norwich

17 May – Reading by Diana Anphimiadi and Jean Sprackland – The Book Hive, Norwich

21 May – Reading and discussion by all poets – Bristol City Hall

22 May – Reading and discussion by all poets – Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester

23 May – Reading and discussion by all poets – School of Oriental and African Studies, London

25 May – Neu! Reekie! Cross-arts line-up with Salome Benidze and Helen Mort – Leith St Andrews Church, Edinburgh

26 May – Reading by Diana Anphimiadi, Jean Sprackland and Natalia Bukia-Peters – The Poly, Falmouth


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