A Dialogue Between Poets: Baltic and UK Poets Explore Memory and History

A Dialogue Between Poets: Baltic and UK Poets Explore Memory and History

10 Apr 2018, 13:00 - 14:00

Poets' Corner
Language:
English

Maarja Kangro (Estonia) has published five collections of poetry, revolving around themes of ephemerality, desire, and redemption. Kārlis Vērdiņš (Latvia) is the author of six collections of poetry for adults and children, containing work that is gentle, vivid and intimate as it explores ideas of coming to terms with one’s self. Tomas Venclova (Lithuania) is Professor Emeritus of Slavonic Literature at Yale University, and his poems have been translated into many languages. They will discuss the political and aesthetic dimension of memory and history alongside British poets and chaired by Ellen Hinsey.

 

Contributors

  • Ellen Hinsey

    Chairperson

    Author

      Ellen Hinsey works at the intersection of literature and democracy. She is the author of nine books of poetry, essay, dialogue and literary...

  • Maarja Kangro

    Speaker

    Writer

    Maarja Kangro of Estonia is one of her country’s most original and compelling contemporary writers. Her works, which have won numerous literary...

  • Kārlis Vērdiņš

    Speaker

    Latvian Poet

    Kārlis Vērdiņš (Latvia) is the author of six collections of poetry for adults and children, containing work that is gentle, vivid and intimate as it...

  • Tomas Venclova

    Speaker

    Professor Emeritus of Slavonic Literature

    Yale University

    Tomas Venclova is a Lithuanian poet, prose writer and literary critic of world renown and the best known representative of Lithuanian culture. He is...

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