The TORCH Oxford Comparative Criticism and Translation programme are hosting an event on 'Journeys in Translation: Poetry Reading and Discussion'.
Poets and Translators: Ambrose Musiyiwa; Flair Donglai Shi; Kathleen Bell, Antonella Delmestri
At the event 14 poems from the anthology Over Land, Over Sea: Poems for Those Seeking Refuge (Five Leaves Publications, 2015) will be read in English and in translation. Poets as well as translators will briefly discuss their work. Copies of the anthology will be available for sale. Posters showing the poems alongside the translations will also be on display.
Over Land, Over Sea: Poems for Those Seeking Refuge expresses solidarity with the refugees who are currently receiving so little welcome as they take to boats and rafts to cross the Mediterranean and make their way with difficulty through Europe. Readers are invited to take a view of the situation which is not governed by the fear and hatred whipped up by the language of media and many politicians. The anthology was edited by Kathleen Bell, Emma Lee and Siobhan Logan. The anthology is being sold to raise funds for Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Leicester City of Sanctuary and the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum.
OCCT is a Divisional research programme supported by TORCH and St Anne's College. Their organising committee includes Professor Matthew Reynolds, Professor Adriana X. Jacobs, Professor Mohamed-Salah Omri, Dr Eleni Philippou, Dr Peter Hill, Ms Karolina Watroba, Ms Kate Costello, Ms Valeria Taddei, Dr Kasia Szymanska, Professor Ben Morgan, and Professor Patrick McGuinness.