Tuesday, October 23, 2012

LONDON: Bones Will Crow: Burmese poets Thitsar Ni and Eaindra

Wednesday, 24th October, 2012, 7.30pm, suggested contribution of £5

School of Oriental and African Studies,
Thornhaugh Street,
Russell Square,
WC1H 0XG (nearest tube: Russell Square)

Bones Will Crow: Burmese poets Thitsar Ni and Eaindra and co-editor of Bones Will CrowJames Byrne, read from Arc Publications' new Burmese anthology.

This historic event marks the beginning of a UK tour celebrating the publication of Bones Will Crow: 15 Contemporary Burmese Poets (Arc Publications, 2012), the first anthology of contemporary Burmese poetry published in the West.

The evening will combine readings in Burmese and English with a discussion on censorship, Burmese literary tradition and post-modern and avant-garde poetries.

At a turning point in Burmese history, this evening will contribute to the intercultural dialogue between Burmese poets and English language readers. Thitsar Ni and Eaindra will read and discuss their work with Bones Will Crow co-editor and co-translator James Byrne.

With special guests Fergal Keane, Ruth Padel and Htein Lin, and introduced by Justin Watkins – Department of the Languages and Cultures of South East Asia, SOAS

Supported by English PEN and Arts Council England (Lottery funded)

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