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NATIONAL POETRY LIBRARY: Cypriot Poets: Transcending Conflict

Date: Wednesday 3 May
Time: 8pm
Price: Free but booking required
Venue: The National Poetry Library, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre

Since the border opening of 2003, Cypriot poets have been reaching across and writing the divisions of Cyprus.

This opening has brought new possibilities for collaboration and understanding between writers who share a common history.

Alev Adil, Senem Gokel, Maria Siakalli, Stephanos Stephanides and Nese Yasin present the stories of these divided communities, reading their poetry and answering your questions in a Q&A session. 

Stavros Karayanni, managing editor of the multi-lingual journal, Cadences, talks about the journal and its role in publishing and promoting the work of poets and writers who have a connection with the island.

Email specialedition@poetrylibrary.org.uk to reserve your free place.


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