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The Poetry Parnassus Postscript (Southbank Centre)

The Poetry Parnassus Postscript: It's Back! To The Future (part of London Lit Festival 13 ) Southbank Centre, Saturday 25 May 2013, 7.45pm BOOK TICKETS HERE After last year's phenomenal Poetry Parnassus festival at Southbank Centre - the biggest ever gathering of world poets - what is left for verse to voice? Plenty say these poets, as they experiment with sound and form, as well as confronting some of the most vexing political questions of the age. Whether working with music, melding language into new shapes or highlighting personal, national and international issues, these poets share the same spirit of adventure. Come and listen to some of the most innovative international voices of today who are not afraid to shake up poetry for the twenty-first century. With:  Dean Atta , Rocío Cerón , Christodoulos Makris , Avaes Mohammad  and Rafeef Ziadah . In association with Speaking Volumes Live Literature Productions.

Reading with Rocío Cerón at the Irish Writers' Centre

Next Monday, 20 May, I'll be reading with Rocío Cerón at the Irish Writers' Centre. Rocío Cerón is one of the major Mexican poets and multimedia artists of her generation. Her work engages multiple disciplines, incorporating language, action, video and music to create new spaces for poetry. Here's her June 2011 performance of América at the Pompidou Centre: Over the coming weeks Rocío & I will be performing - separately - at various Poetry Parnassus postscript events around the UK produced by Speaking Volumes Live Literature Productions , our paths converging for an evening at the Southbank Centre (details soon). After she expressed an interest in reading with me in Dublin too, we managed to secure the additional support of the Irish Writers' Centre and  Tabasco 189 Ediciones  to schedule this event at relatively short notice. Many thanks to all. Come along if you can! Admission is free, and we start at 7.30pm.