On Monday 10th December, YorkPEN hosted Am I Just A Sound? An Evening of Contemporary Human Rights Poetry with readings of work from around the world and by a wide array of speakers translating from and reciting in several languages.
In particular, we welcomed William Gomes, Henry Raby, Ahmed Khaleel, eL and Ruki Fernando reading and/or talking about their own work, alongside readings of new translations of the work of Angye Gaona and Tal Al-Mallouhi, Poems for Pussy Riot and Write Against Impunity, and poetry from Belarus, to raise awareness of the current Free Belarus Now campaign, delivered by members of Amnesty International York.
We’ll be running another evening next term and are always looking for poets to submit and recite their work. Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.