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A free poetry reading at the Rich Mix Centre:
Icelandic and British poetry in collaboration
Iain Sinclair & Ragnhildur Jóhanns
Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl & Stewart Home
Scott Thurston & Bryndís Björgvinsdóttir
Jón Örn Loðmfjörð & Tom Jenks
“A truly unique evening of poetry will see the culmination of a rare and powerful collaboration between four of the most exciting new poetic talents emerging from the nation of Iceland and four of the UK’s most lauded and iconoclastic writers. The event will present some of the most intricate and daring sound / sculptural / visual and free verse poetry in Europe, the fruit of a project instigated by the 3am magazine Maintenant interview series.”
On Friday 27 November four Icelandic poets and eight British poets will present new writing at the Icelandic Embassy London. The event has been organized by SJ Fowler in association with Maintenant and 3:AM Magazine.
Jón Örn Loðmfjörð
Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl
Icelandic Embassy, 2A Hans Street, London SW1X 0JE
This month in association with 3am magazine and Maintenant the Icelandic Embassy in London is hosting an evening of readings by four Icelandic poets – Bryndís Björgvinsdóttir, Ragnhildur Jóhanns, Jón Örn Loðmfjörð and Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl – with responses presented on the evening by eight British poets. As one of the British contributors I’ve been looking at the work of Ragnhildur Jóhanns, whose interview was posted yesterday at maintenant.co.uk > poetry. Here’s an image of one of her poems:
The disruption and reassembly of her cut-up books brings to mind the line drawings I first wrote about here and here and later compiled for AS LINE. These line drawings – lines drawn between things and pages – are attempts to write things down, or keep them, in a way that words cannot. Read the rest of this entry »