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Part of: Georgian Poets Tour Norwich - Beginning to Speak - Diana Anphimiadi and Jean Sprackland at The Book Hive

The Book Hive

Scrambled thoughts become crow-songs perched on a wire. Famous women from Greek myth speak frankly - upside-down, headless, from beyond the grave. The five senses tussle on the page, among cats and fish and chandeliers. Eating and bathing offer a glimpse of the eternal...

In Beginning to Speak, Georgian poet Diana Anphimiadi repeatedly makes the world unfamiliar with the flick of a pen, demonstrating why she is one of her country’s outstanding contemporary poets. The poems in this selection have been translated into English by the award-winning British poet Jean Sprackland (Tilt, Sleeping Keys) together with leading Georgian translator Natalia Bukia-Peters.

Diana and Jean are on tour across the UK in May to celebrate their book. This unique event will see them read together and talk about the translation process, exploring the fascinating things that happen when you carry poems from one language to another.

No knowledge of Georgian required!

Refreshments provided.

Presented in partnership with The Book Hive, Norwich

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