13/11/18 – Launch – Wretched Strangers – Sheffield University
“So many of us, I want to know every single life, what brought them here today, who they are, and how long they will live.” — Kit Fan, ‘Migrant’, Wretched Strangers
IN RESPONSE to surges of violent British nationalism and political paranoia around borders, and to related social and ethical crises, JT Welsch and Ágnes Lehóczky have assembled an anthology to mark the vital contribution of non-UK-born writers to this country’s poetry culture. Wretched Strangers brings together innovative writing from around the globe, celebrating the irreducible diversity such work brings to ‘British’ poetry. While documenting the challenges faced by writers from elsewhere, these pieces offer hopeful re-conceptions of ‘shared foreignness’ as Lila Matsumoto describes it, and the ‘peculiar state of exiled human,’ in Fawzi Karim’s words. The 13th of November is the Sheffield launch of the anthology where some of the 125 poets and writers will be reading from their work during the night:
29/10/18 – Reading my poem ‘Winged Narratives’ at the Barbican Library with The Long Poem Magazine
Issue 20 marks LONG POEM MAGAZINE’S 10th Birthday! Come along and join the celebration, with poets Mimi Khalvati, Timothy Ades, Annie Freud, Gavin Selerie, Lisa Fannen, Terence Dooley, Penelope Shuttle, Joan Michaelson, Robert Vas Dias, Martin Stannard, John Greening, Kate Ling, Mark Goodwin and Agnieszka Studzinska.
13/10/18 – European Poetry Festival – Rich Mix London: Tatiana Faia & Agnieszka Studzinka https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkyVApZePig
22/09/18 – Reading at Free Verse 18 – Senate House: The first reading of Wretched Strangers with Jèssica Pujol & Ghazal Mosadeq.
23/11/2017 – Reading at Writers’ Centre Kingston
Immersed in my reading and further discussion at the Essex Book Festival 2018