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Grand Larcenies by P.C. Evans: Carcanet Book Launch


Wednesday 3 Nov 2021, 19:00 to 20:00
Location:

Online

Description:

Please join us to celebrate the launch of Grand Larcenies: Translations and Imitations of Ten Dutch Poets, edited and translated by P.C. Evans. Hosting the reading will be poet and translator Robert Minhinnick, joining Evans to discuss the new book. The event will feature readings from contributors and discussion, and audience members will have the opportunity to ask their own questions. We will show the text during readings so that you can read along. Register here and let us know you can make it by joining the Facebook event.

Grand Larcenies features generous selections from the work of ten classic modern Dutch poets: Eva Gerlach, Gerrit Kouwenaar, Hester Knibbe, Hans R. Vlek, Rob Schouten, Willem van Toorn, J. Eijkelboom, H.H ter Balkt, K. Michel, and Esther Jansma.

The translator, a notable Welsh poet and writer now living in the Netherlands, takes his bearings from Robert Minhinnick's seminal Welsh anthology The Adulterer's Tongue, which attempts by means of experiment rather than rigid linguistic fidelity to approach the imaginative core of the original.

'These versions take risks,' Evans declares; 'they are no black-and-white photocopy, but they honour the originals' forms and intentions, making audible a wide array of individual styles and voices, and a Dutch sensibility that is both familiar and alien to us.'

Registration for this online event will cost £2, later redeemable against the cost of the book. All attendees will receive the discount code and how to purchase the book during and after event.

Please note that there is a limited number of places for the reading, so do book early to avoid disappointment. You should receive a confirmation email with details on how to join after you register. If this does not arrive, please contact us to let us know. Please also be aware that clicking 'attending' on the Facebook event will not guarantee your place - you must complete the Zoom registration here.


About the speakers:

P.C. Evans is a Welsh poet, writer and translator of poetry, novels and drama. His plays have been performed at the Guggenheim, The Old Vic, and the Edinburgh Festival.

Robert Minhinnick's recent publications include the novels, Sea Holly (2007) and Limestone Man (2015) from Seren, Fairground Music: the World of Porthcawl Funfair (Gomer, 2010) and Diary of the Last Man (Carcanet, 2017). He edited the international quarterly, Poetry Wales, 1997 - 2008, and received a major Creative Wales award in 2008 to write a collection of short stories about refugees, The Keys of Babylon (Seren, 2011). His poems have twice won the Forward Prize for 'best individual poem' and his essays have twice won Wales Book of the Year. An established environmentalist, he is joint founder of Friends of the Earth Cymru, 1984, and the charity, Sustainable Wales, founded 1997, for which he is a special advisor. A film, Diary of the Last Man made by Park6 Productions, is released in 2017.

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