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Literature & Resistance: Poetry Reading with Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe and Anthony Anaxagorou

Tuesday, 8 November 2022, 6 – 7pm

Literature & Resistance: Poetry Reading with Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe and Anthony Anaxagorou

A special event exploring poetry and resistance organized by the Trinity Centre for Resistance Studies and Poetry Ireland as part of the Literature and Resistance Series.

Please join us for an evening of exceptional poetry and thought-provoking conversation on the politics and power of the written word. For the next event in our ongoing Literature & Resistance series, the Centre for Resistance Studies is delighted to be partnering with Poetry Ireland to welcome three internationally acclaimed poets for a special event exploring the relationship between poetry and resistance.

Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe and Anthony Anaxagorou will join us to read from their work, and to discuss how ideas of resistance inform and emerge from their writing, and how such ideas have also shaped their work beyond poetry, in research, teaching, mentoring, and publishing. The evening will be introduced and chaired by Seán Hewitt, award-winning author of Tongues of Fire (2020) and All Down Darkness Wide (2022), and Teaching Fellow in the School of English at Trinity.

Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe is a poet, pacifist and fabulist. Auguries of a Minor God, her first collection, was a finalist for the 2022 Dylan Thomas Prize, John Pollard Foundation International Poetry Prize and the Butler Literary Award. In 2021, it was chosen as a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, National Poetry Day Recommendation, Shakespeare & Co. Year of Reading Selection, and a Book of the Year by both The Irish Times and The Irish Independent. The recipient of a Next Generation Artist Award and Ireland Chair of Poetry Award, she serves as an advisor on the boards of Culture Ireland and Diversifying Irish Poetry. Founder of the Play It Forward Fellowships for writers traditionally underrepresented in Irish literature, she is poetry editor at Skein Press and Fallow Media, and contributing editor with The Stinging Fly.

Anthony Anaxagorou is a British-born Cypriot poet, fiction writer, essayist, publisher and poetry educator. He is publications include the collections After the Formalities (Penned in the Margins, 2019), which was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize and was a Poetry Book of the Year in both the Guardian and the Telegraph, and Heritage Aesthetics, published in November 2022. He is also the author of How To Write It (Merky Books, 2020), a practical guide fused with tips and memoir looking at the politics of writing, the craft of poetry and fiction, and the wider publishing industry. In 2022 Anthony founded Propel Magazine, an online literary journal featuring the work of poets yet to publish a first collection. He is artistic director of Out-Spoken, a monthly poetry and music night held at London’s Southbank Centre, and publisher of Out-Spoken Press. 

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Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Event Category: Arts and Culture, Public
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Researchers, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free but registration is required.
Contact Name: Dr Rosie Lavan

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