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Beachcombers on the North Sea

An event celebrating newly translated poetry from the Netherlands, involving poets who tell stories in fascinating and diverse ways. P. C. Evans’s anthology Grand Larcenies offers ‘translations and imitations’ of ten Dutch poets.

Evans will read from the work of Hans Vlek, whose character monologues in an array of voices are set in antiquity and the developing world, and comment on the contemporary west. He’s joined by K. Michel, whose poem sequences tell stories via a collaging effect, by turns philosophical, comical and absurd. Completing the line-up is Radna Fabias, an Antillean-Dutch poet, whose debut collection, Habitus, is translated into English by David Colmer. Fabias’s montage style captures life on Curaçao, facing away from the self and stylistically echoing the mood of the American Beats.

  • Time: 4:15pm - 5:15pm
  • Location: Parliament Hall,66 South Street, KY16 9QW
  • Admission: £7 / £5 / £3
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About the author(s)

Radna Fabias (1983) is a Dutch writer and poet. She was born on Curaçao and studied culinary arts and playwriting at the Utrecht School of the Arts. Fabias made her debut as a poet in 2018 with the poetry collection Habitus, which was awarded the C. Buddingh’-prize, the Awater Poetry...
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12 Mar