National Poetry Library

Southbank Centre, London 


26 July – 23 September (7 October) 2018

Exhibition: Home on the Move

The exhibition is free and open to everyone.
Opening Times: Tuesday – Sunday 11:00 – 20:00; closed on Mondays

For this exhibition we will be showing the seven art films as well as the original poems and their literary translations on posters and in the form of take-away poem-objects. As the exhibition space is part of the library we will not show the sound installation. However, Elise Aru has especially created a large-scale poem-sculpture for our show at the Poetry Library (which will be on display until 7th October).

Our show is part of the exhibition Language Shift, itself part of the Library’s Endangered Poetry Project. We will be sharing the gallery space with  artist Mary Kuper who has created visual works which respond to the library’s collection of poems in European languages. Throughout the exhibition you can submit a poem to the library’s Endangered Poetry Project with the best of them being selected to be including in the forthcoming book Songs from the Edge of Extinction, which will be published by John Murray Learning in 2019.


26 July 2018

Opening and Preview

National Poetry Library, Southbank Centre, London, 19:30 – 21:30

We will present a short performative reading of the poems and their translations. This will be an opportunity for the poets, artists and translators who took part in the project to meet each other and, of course, to meet you, the public.

FREE, but places are limited – please book your ticket here



27 July 2018

Home, Belonging & Language: a day of exploring

(c) Briony Campbell

King’s College London, 9:00 – 18:00

This symposium explores notions of home and belonging in relation to migration, identity and language. We live in a society built on migration where many languages are spoken and where many people feel they belong to more than one place (be that the Welsh village where they grew up and the big city they moved to as adults, or the Indian capital their parents left in favour of the European village where they spent their childhood)….
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12th September 2018

Exploring Language

National Poetry Library, Southbank Centre, 20:00

Ricarda will be joining artist Mary Kuper, linguist Mandana Seyfeddinipur and poet Stephen Watts at a roundtable discussion on language, poetry and translation. The event is hosted by Poetry Librarian Chris McCabe and includes live poetry readings. Noèlia Díaz-Vicedo will also contribute a reading.

More info here

The event is free, but you need to reserve a seat here



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