Monthly Archives: June 2011

The word made flesh: Bogdan Ghiu at the Romanian Cultural Institute

Event Manager Jayshree Viswanathan has the challenging task of organising a 6-event series for Poet in the City: “Contemporary Romanian Poets” at the lovely venue of the Romanian Cultural Institute in Belgravia. At the most recent event on Thursday 23rd … Continue reading

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Poetry power: Duffy and Turner

… and June finishes with some serious poetry power—here’s a quick update: Carol Ann Duffy and Friends – TONIGHT Tickets for the Carol Ann Duffy and Friends event at Kings Place tonight are almost sold out – I’ve just spied … Continue reading

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When is an image a metaphor?

…Yes, it’s a trick question! The Poetry and Illustration event at King’s Place on Monday 20th artfully raised this and many other questions about ways of seeing and experiencing poetry. Sulthana Begum was there and gave us this report: Poetry … Continue reading

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Sourced from Soho: Poets by Ida Kar, Photographer

With preparations for Vintage Bromides almost complete, Event Manager Alice Northgreaves yesterday found a smidgen of time to email an answer to some of my questions about her fascination with Ida Kar and her thoughts in curating the event. In … Continue reading

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How do you visualise poetry?

Calling poets, illustrators, photographers and all lovers of any of the three… are you up for new ways of seeing? Have you booked your tickets yet for these visionary June offerings? VINTAGE BROMIDES—THURS 9 JUNE 7.00pm in the Ondaatje Theatre … Continue reading

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