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24 Feb 2017 - 30 May 2017

Poetry Periscope finds its new home at St Pancras Station

After touring the UK, the Poetry Periscope comes back to London and with its new blue look invites passers-by at the St Pancras Station to listen to contemporary poetry. This sound installation for the public from Prague contains a curated selection of poems from 30 European countries.

A joint project by Piána na ulici (Pianos on the Street), The Poetry Society, and the Czech Centre London, part of the European Literature Festival organised by EUNIC, the Poetry Periscope places poetry grandees such as Titos Patrikios (Greece) and Friederike Mayröcker (Austria) alongside upcoming names such as Irish-language poet Doireann Ni Ghriofa. Poems are each available in their original language and a recorded English translation (see full list below). The Czech Republic is represented by Ondřej Buddeus' poem I'm 35...

“In the globalised 21st Century we need some means of speaking to ourselves and each other about our deepest hopes, desires and fears. Poetry can do that, in all its languages with all its rhythms and images, reminding us who we are and who we can become. The joy of the Poetry Periscope is that, like all periscopes, it lets us glimpse landscapes, in this case poetic landscapes, in a brand new way. It’s a great initiative and I’m proud to be associated with it.” Ian McMillan, poet and broadcaster

The Poetry Periscope (known also as Poesiomat or Poetry Jukebox) originated in the Czech Republic and is now being introduced across the world. In 2016 it was in the UK, Ukraine, Russia, Germany, USA and Poland.

Featured Poets:
AUSTRIA, Friederike Mayröcker
BELGIUM (FLANDERS), Els Moors
BELGIUM (WALLONIA), William Cliff
BULGARIA, Ivan Hristov
CROATIA, Tatjana Gromaca
CYPRUS, Kyriakos Charalambides
CZECH REPUBLIC, Ondrej Buddeus
DENMARK, Pia Tafdrup
ESTONIA, Jürgen Rooste
FINLAND, Veera Antsalo
FRANCE, Valérie Rouzeau
GERMANY, Jan Wagner
GREECE, Títos Patríkios
HUNGARY, Krisztina Tóth
IRELAND, Doireann Ní Ghríofa
ITALY, Antonella Anedda
LATVIA, Arvis Viguls
LITHUANIA, Ildze Butkute
NETHERLANDS, Toon Tellegen
NORWAY, Hanne Bramness
POLAND, Jaroslaw Mikolajewski
PORTUGAL, Filipa Leal
ROMANIA, Ioan Es. Pop
SLOVAK REPUBLIC, Michal Habaj
SLOVENIA, Brane Mozetic
SPAIN, Mariano Peyrou
SPAIN (CATALONIA), Josep Lluís Aguiló
SWEDEN, Tomas Tranströmer
SWITZERLAND, Ilma Rakusa
UNITED KINGDOM, Jackie Kay








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Venue:

St Pancras International, Pancras Rd, Kings Cross, London N1C 4QP

Date

From: 24 Feb 2017
To: 30 May 2017

Organizer:

Czech Center


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