Wednesday, October 31st, 2012, 6pm, £3 on the door
Free Word Centre,
60 Farringdon Road,
EC1R 3GA (nearest tube: Chancery Lane)
Thitsar Ni, Khin Aung Aye and Eaindra will read and discuss their work with Bones Will Crow: 15 Contemporary Burmese Poets co-editor and co-translator James Byrne. Special guests are Htein Lin and Ruth Padel. This is a celebratory evening of Burmese performance, film, photography and poetry.
Bones Will Crow (Arc Publications, 2012) is the first anthology of contemporary Burmese poets published in the West, and includes the work of Burmese poets who have been in exile and in prison. The poems include global references from a culture in which foreign books and the internet are regarded with suspicion and where censorship is an industry. The poets have been ingenious in their use of metaphor to escape surveillance and censorship, writing post-modern, avant-garde, performance and online poetries.