Poetry International

I'm pleased to be involved in an exciting installation at London's Southbank Centre as part of Poetry International. 
The project is called I Leave This At Your Ear and is a 'listening wall' open for the public to sit and listen to poems recorded by  80 contemporary poets.
It was fun recording them in a hushed sound room last year. We each recorded one of our own (mine is 'Afterlife') and one classic. Mine is the beautiful The Lake Isle of Innisfree by Yeats which is always a joy to read for the mouth, mind and ear.
The wall will be installed on the Clore Ballroom floor of the Royal Festival Hal next week. 
It includes new work by Andrew Motion, Mimi Khalvati, Alan Hollinghurst, Emily Berry, Vahni Capildeo, Heather Phillipson and Carol Rumens. 
The whole Poetry International festival looks like a wonderuful gathering of words and cultures. I've treated myself to a Rilke translation masterclass later this month as part of the event which I'm looking forward to already.

You can find some details here - http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/i-leave-this-at-your-ear-1000569

PS It's free!!


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