How does the language of poetry deal with sex, trauma and the pressures of gender expectation?
Join us for an evening with award-winning Brazilian poet and artist Adelaide Ivánova, whose work explores sexualised violence in its many forms alongside the language used to address, challenge, and in some cases, excuse it.
Adelaide will present readings from her latest book, published by The Poetry Translation Centre, with new translations by poet Rachel Long and translator Francisco Vilhena. There will also be performances by three poets from Octavia, a London-based poetry collective for womxn of colour, sharing newly commissioned poems in response to Adelaide’s work.
Please note: the conversation will be in English, with readings in both English and Portuguese.
Presented in partnership with Free Word and English PEN.