Friday, 22 June 2012

Poetry Parnassus: The World Poetry Summit

The World Poetry Summit: Finding Poetry's Place in the World
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Tuesday 26 June 2012, 9.30am-6.30pm

A global gathering of leading directors, publishers and writers to help locate poetry's place in the world and revolutionise how we work in the 21st Century.

Programme includes:

Thinking Outside the Book: Tradition Vs Innovation
The Future of Poetry
The Front Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 10.30am – 11.30am

This discussion explores Brion Gysin’s claim that ‘Writing is 50 years behind painting’ and asks how new collaborations, events, independent publishers and magazines are shaping poetry in the 21st century.

Speakers include: Christodoulos Makris (Cyprus), Rocío Cerón (Mexico), Tishani Doshi (India) and Tom Chivers
Chaired by Steven Fowler

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