Poetry International: Modern War Poetry

Poetry has the ability to take the statistics of war and make them personal.

Voices from outside the US and UK describe their different experiences of conflict, including Syrian-Kurdish poet Golan Haji and Iraqi poet Adnan al-Sayegh. Discover the war poets of today who are recording their experiences for future generations at great expense to themselves. Al-Sayegh’s uncompromising criticism of oppression and injustice, for example, has led to his being sentenced to death and forced into exile.

This talk is chaired by BBC broadcaster Harriett Gilbert and presented in partnership with Poetry International.

Saturday 25 July, 12:00 pm—1:15 pm |£15 for Poetry in Conflict talks pass

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

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