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Sylvia Plath: Life between the Lines

Words / Venus Unwrapped

Blurring the lines between life and art, Sylvia Plath took her personal experiences and wove them into the very fabric of her poetry.

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The Importance of Music to Girls with Lavinia Greenlaw

Words / Poetry & Lyrics

From the tracks that define a moment to the sounds that shape an identity, award-winning poet and novelist Lavinia Greenlaw hits replay on her celebrated memoir, The Importance of Music to Girls.

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Keisha Thompson: Moonwhile

Free / Poetry & Lyrics

Ricocheting between themes of love, masculinity, forgiveness and cultural displacement, poet Keisha Thompson with cellist Bonnie Schwarz presents a vividly imagined Afrofuturistic performance that ripples with looped sound and sweeping waves of Neo-Soul.

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A Daughter’s Geography

Words / Poetry & Lyrics

Taking us on a trip through the history of poetry’s black foremothers via their poetic narrations of strength, tenderness and activism, Belinda Zhawi as MA.MOYO pays tribute to the words and experiences of those who have come before her.

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The Black Flamingo Cabaret

Words / Venus Unwrapped

Dust down your feathers for a night of wordplay and gender-defying drag featuring black and queer performers, hosted by poet and drag queen Dean Atta as The Black Flamingo.

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Women in Frame: Gillian Clarke and Claire Eastgate

Words / Venus Unwrapped

At a time when extraordinary women poets are lighting up the face of contemporary poetry, Poet in the City invites you to the launch of an ambitious project painting the foundations for a new female legacy.

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Seamus Heaney: Blackbird

Words / Poet in the City

A major poet of the twentieth century, Seamus Heaney is well known for his rich depictions of his native Ireland.

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