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Launch: Modern Poetry in Translation - The Illuminated Paths

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Join Modern Poetry in Translation for the launch of their Maghreb focus, The Illuminated Paths, featuring some of the most exciting emerging poets from across North Africa.

Introduced by editor Clare Pollard, this event will feature readings from Adil Latefi and Nassima Raoui (Morocco), and Fadhila Bechar (Algeria), and the UK poet-translators Victoria Adukwei Bulley, Stewart Sanderson and Adham Smart, as well as a chance to discuss some of the themes of the issue.

This event is a celebration of the exhilarating translations that emerged from the British Council's recent Majaaz project in Tunisia.

About Clare Pollard

Clare Pollard’s first collection of poetry, The Heavy-Petting Zoo was written whilst she was still at school, and received an Eric Gregory Award. It was followed by Bedtime; Look, Clare! Look!; Changeling; and Incarnation. Clare’s co-translation of The Sea-Migrations received a PEN Translates award and was Sunday Times poetry book of the year. She has also translated Ovid’s Heroines.

About Adil Latefi

Adil Latefi from Fez is considered a leading voice in the new generation of Moroccan zajal poets. He published his first collection Views of the Mind in 2013, his second, Snowfire, was a collaboration with zajal poet Abderrazak Boukebba. He won the inaugural Guerçif Prize for Zajal Literature.

About Nassima Raoui

Nassima Raoui is a Moroccan poet and novelist. She has participated in poetry festivals in Europe, the Gulf and North Africa. Her debut poetry collection Before Tangier Wakes Up was published in 2012.

About Fadhila Bechar

Fadhila Bechar is a researcher in Amazigh literature and the recipient of several national awards for Amazigh poetry. She has a Master’s degree in Amazigh Heritage and is a strong feminist voice in the Amazigh Literature Association of Algeria. She is assembling her debut poetry collection.

About Victoria Adukwei Bulley

Victoria Adukwei Bulley is a poet whose debut pamphlet is Girl B. She is the director of MOTHER TONGUES, an intergenerational poetry, film and translation project. A Complete Works Poetry and Instituto Sacatar fellow, she sits on the advisory board of the Poetry Translation Centre.

About Stewart Sanderson

Stewart Sanderson is a poet from Glasgow. He has received a number of awards for his writing, most recently the 2019 Jessie Kesson Fellowship at Moniack Mhor.

About Adham Smart

Adham Smart is a writerand translator from London. His debut collection, yes yesmouth, is published by Valley Press, and is the translator of the Georgian novel Allthe World’s Mysteries by David Dephy.

LOCATION: Hull Truck Theatre, Studio Theatre, 50 Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LB
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