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‘Manchester Central ’

‘Manchester Central ’

The Conference Room in Manchester Central Library was packed with eager listeners for this event with three of our poets and their translators. It provided a very grand setting, with panelled walls and high sash windows. By the time we kicked off it was standing room only and there must have been at least sixty people in the audience.

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‘Somali Night at the Bluecoat’

‘Somali Night at the Bluecoat’

I never realised the Moon landings had such a profound and far-reaching effect. For Corsino Fortes, driving his battered Peugeot 204 from Kuito to Luanda, the moment he heard the Americans had touched down was a revelation. He stopped the car, got out, put his hands on his head and looked up at the sky.

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‘Finding an Audience’

‘Finding an Audience’

Could there be an audience in Bristol eager to hear poetry from Somaliland and Sudan on a Sunday afternoon?

W.N. Herbert is delighted to find there was.

Read the blog for his account of the World Poets’ Tour event at the Bristol Poetry Festival.

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