The Poetry Book Society showcases three transnational stars: Kazim Ali, Hannah Lowe and Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe. Each poet has the courage to dig deep into themes of being and belonging from very different world views. Join us for an exhilarating afternoon of new voices for our times.
Kazim Ali grew up transnationally in the US, Canada, India, France and the Middle East and is Professor of Literature at the University of California. His PBS Summer Choice, The Voice of Sheila Chandra (Platypus Press) offers an innovative meditation on voicelessness as a gay Muslim in the US: “In a world governed by storm and noise”, silence speaks volumes.
Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe was born in India and grew up in the Middle East, Europe and North America before settling in Ireland. She won a Next Generation Artist Award and is poetry editor at Skein Press. Her debut Auguries of a Minor God (Faber) is an incantatory epic for our age of migration.
Prize-winning poet Hannah Lowe was born in Ilford to an English mother and Jamaican-Chinese father and lectures in Creative Writing at Brunel University. The Kids (Bloodaxe Books) won the PBS Autumn Choice and takes us back to school to explore “the art of teaching” and lifelong learning.
Introduced by Alice Mullen, Poetry Book Society
The Poetry Book Society was founded by T S Eliot to deliver the best new poetry books to members. Join today for 25% off all of the poets’ books at www.poetrybooks.co.uk.
This pre-recorded event is available to ticket holders to watch on demand until 31 October.
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