Please join us to celebrate the launch of Grand Larcenies: Translations and Imitations of Ten Dutch Poets, edited and translated by P.C. Evans. Hosting the reading will be poet and translator Robert Minhinnick, joining Evans to discuss the new book. The event will feature readings from contributors Eva Gerlach, K. Michel and Rob Schouten, and discussion where audience members will have the opportunity to ask their own questions. We will show the text during readings so that you can read along.
Grand Larcenies features generous selections from the work of ten classic modern Dutch poets: Eva Gerlach, Gerrit Kouwenaar, Hester Knibbe, Hans R. Vlek, Rob Schouten, Willem van Toorn, J. Eijkelboom, H.H ter Balkt, K. Michel, and Esther Jansma.
The translator, a notable Welsh poet and writer now living in the Netherlands, takes his bearings from Robert Minhinnick's seminal Welsh anthology The Adulterer's Tongue, which attempts by means of experiment rather than rigid linguistic fidelity to approach the imaginative core of the original.
'These versions take risks,' Evans declares; 'they are no black-and-white photocopy, but they honour the originals' forms and intentions, making audible a wide array of individual styles and voices, and a Dutch sensibility that is both familiar and alien to us.'
Registration for this online event will cost £2, later redeemable against the cost of the book. All attendees will receive the discount code and how to purchase the book during and after event.