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Talk d/Deaf Republic: Poets on d/Deafness

d/Deaf Republic: Poets on d/Deafness

Southbank Centre

Key facts

Genre: Event with live subtitles


Multi-award winning poets Raymond Antrobus, Ilya Kaminsky and Carcanet debutante Lisa Kelly share the stage to perform their latest work.

Antrobus reads from Ted Hughes Award-winning, Forward Prize-nominated The Perseverance.

Elegies for the poet’s father weave into narratives around learning to speak as a child experiencing deafness, and expand to a contemporary sphere in which enduring prejudice towards the d/Deaf community leads to the most catastrophic of circumstances.

Kaminsky reads from Poetry Book Society choice and Forward Prize-nominated Deaf Republic, in which a fabled town witnesses the killing of a deaf boy and in response, the town’s citizens refuse to hear any more with their dissent coordinated by sign language.

Lisa Kelly reads from debut collection A Map Towards Fluency, which considers words, the power they impart, the power their absence withholds and the importance of mis-hearing and mis-remembering.


Event details

Sat 19 Oct 2019, 1:30pm

Live subtitling by Stagetext

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Venue details

Purcell Room
Queen Elizabeth Hall
Belvedere Road

Phone: 0844 847 9910

Email: accesslist@southbankcentre.co.uk

Website: Purcell Room

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