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March 2019

Wretched Strangers – Poetry Reading

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March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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The Exchange, Twickenham, London

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In response to surges of violent British nationalism and political paranoia around borders, and to related social and ethical crises JT Welsch and Ágnes Lehóczky have assembled an anthology to mark the vital contribution of non-UK-born writers to this country’s poetry culture. Wretched Strangers brings together innovative writing from around the globe, celebrating the irreducible diversity such work brings to ‘British’ poetry. While documenting the challenges faced by writers from elsewhere, these pieces offer hopeful re-conceptions of ‘shared foreignness’ as Lila Matsumoto describes it, and the…

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