Poetry Connections is a series of projects which bring together poets from Europe and India to explore each other’s work through translation and create a multilingual poetry performance. The next Poetry Connections workshop will take place in January 2015 in Hyderabad, and the resulting performance will be showcased at the Hyderabad Literary Festival, at the British Library in Bangalore and the India International Centre in Delhi.
The poets travelling to India for the workshop are Miguel Manso (Portugal) Heike Fiedler (Switzerland), Tsead Bruinja (Netherlands), Siân Melangell Dafydd and David Greenslade (Wales, UK), and on home ground Sampurna Chattarji and Mamta Sagar (India). The workshop will be led by Alexandra Büchler (LAF). Read more about the participants here.
The project is supported by the Camoes Institute, Douwe Kalma Foundation, Dutch Literature Foundation, Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council and Wales Arts International.
Poetry Connections India project started in 2010. To find out more and watch a short film about the workshop go to http://www.lit-across-frontiers.org/workshops/poetry-connections-india
Performance at the Hyderabad Literary Festival
Saturday 24th January, 4pm
Followed by a European Poetry Reading, 5pm
Performance at British Library, Bangalore
Sunday 25th January, 6pm
Performance at India International Centre, Delhi
Wednesday 28th January, 6.30pm,
Seminar Rooms I to III, Kamaladevi Complex
Also on the bill: ‘European Poetry Reading’ with Three poets from Poland
Watch a film from the 2010 edition of Poetry Connections which took place in southern India: