Delve into the National Poetry Library’s ‘Endangered Poetry Project’, which has collected and translated poetry in endangered languages from around the world. Read and listen to poems from the archive and think about the questions they ask about words, society and the world. As a group there will be the opportunity to edit, curate and annotate a poetry pamphlet. In so doing, the workshop will reflect on why and how these poems respond to today’s crises.
Along the way, there will be discussions about histories of journals and pamphlets that flourished in Africa, Europe and around the world as European empires crumbled in the 20th century. At that time, editors, writers and readers found new connections between writing in different languages and between culture and politics. How can you take up and take forward those histories today?
This session is suitable for those aged 15-18 years old.
This event is led by Alexandra Reza, University of Bristol.
Image credit: Fundação Mário Soares / Documentos Amílcar Cabral.