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Text reads 'In Out of Place Newcastle Poetry Festival 2024 9 - 11 May'

NPF 2024: Women Poets in Translation

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Overview

Both women in translation and women translators have long been underrepresented in publishing. In 2018, less than one third of books translated into English were by women. So we’re celebrating two leading poets from Tbilisi, Georgia, and their three collaborative translators.

Salome Benidze’s work explores romantic love and all its corollaries: longing, regret, trauma, confession, revelation, even war. Meanwhile, Diana Anphimiadi’s award-winning collection Why I No Longer Write Poems takes us from the contemporary thrum of a train carriage to the ancient grievance of the women of Greek myth.

These poets have been translated by three prize-winning women writers, Natalia Bukia-Peters with Helen Mort and Jean Sprackland respectively, all of whom will join us on stage in Newcastle. We’ll hear poems in Georgian and their English translations, followed by a discussion about women in poetry, translation and language.

This event may cover themes including violence against women, sex and desire. All are welcome but age 14+ recommended. This event is presented by the Poetry Translation Centre, celebrating its 20th birthday across the UK and beyond throughout 2024, and supported by Arts Council England. Find out more at poetrytranslation.org.

Salome Benidze

Salome Benidze

Diana Anphimiadi

Diana Anphimiadi

Natalia Bukia-Peters

Natalia Bukia-Peters

Helen Mort

Helen Mort

Jean Sprackland

Jean Sprackland

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