27 April 2012
The poetry festival, taking place between 4 and 15 May, is part of the Sounds New contemporary music festival in Canterbury ...
The poetry festival, taking place between 4 and 15 May, is part of the Sounds New contemporary music festival in Canterbury
The focus of Sounds New Poetry is experimental work.
'The second year of the Sounds New Poetry festival will build on the successes of the first,' said Professor David Herd, director of the University of Kent's Centre for Modern Poetry. 'We're delighted to be presenting such acclaimed British and North American poets as Marianne Boruch, Steve Collis, Tony Lopez, Daljit Nagra and Michael Schmidt. It's exciting, also, that Sounds New poets will be performing with world-leading musicians including Evan Parker and the Common Objects ensemble.
‘We're grateful to the organisers of the Sounds New music festival for the chance to collaborate with them, and also to the University of Kent for supporting the programme. Even more than last year, I think, poets will be in conversation with musicians. We're all set for a very stimulating few days.'
The programme can be found on the website at: www.soundsnew.org.uk