Tweets from PalFest 2016

The Palestine Festival of Literature (PalFest) is taking place, in events across historic Palestine, May 21 - 26. the power of culture over the culture of power The festival's mission is explained on its Facebook page as follows: The Palestine Festival of Literature (PalFest) was established in 2008 with the aim of supporting cultural life in… Continue reading Tweets from PalFest 2016

All Day Sonnets in Winchester

On Saturday, 23 April I spent the afternoon at Winchester Discovery Centre which is where most of the events for Winchester Poetry Festival will take place in October.  The Festival hosted 'All Day Sonnets,' a marathon sonnet reading from 10am until 5pm, open to anyone who signed up beforehand to read one of Shakespeare's 154 sonnets, on… Continue reading All Day Sonnets in Winchester

Translating poetry

I really enjoyed reading this post by Paul Stephenson about how he approached translating lines from a Jacques Brel song and incorporating them into a new poem 'The Disposal.'  This is one of four wonderful poems Paul wrote about being in Paris last November during the terrorist attacks, published at The Compass an excellent online magazine. I… Continue reading Translating poetry