Wed, 06 Nov | The National Poetry Library

Dead [Women] Poets Society with Zahrah Sheikh and Ruth Sutoyé

At this very special D[W]PS event, Zahrah Sheikh and Ruth Sutoyé make use of the National Poetry Library archives to resurrect dead women poets of colour.
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Dead [Women] Poets Society with Zahrah Sheikh and Ruth Sutoyé

Time & Location

06 Nov 2019, 20:00
The National Poetry Library, Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 8XX, UK

About the Event

Tickets £7, book here on the Southbank Centre website.

Who are our literary mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers? How do the women who wrote before us affect our practice today?

The Dead [Women] Poets Society is a conversation between women/non-binary poets of the present and of the past. They've run events across England with poets such as Rachel Long, Helen Mort and Frances Leviston.

At this event, Zahrah Sheikh and Ruth Sutoyé, two poets of Octavia poetry collective, are resurrecting two dead women poets of colour.

By bringing writers to light to explore their histories, Sheikh and Sutoyé trace the influence of these poets of the past on their own writing today.

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