Download a transcript of this conversation here: https://lunarpoetrypodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2020/07/ep75-english-pen-transcript.pdf
June 2016. Paul McMenemy talks to Cat Lucas and Robert Sharp from English PEN about writers at risk. Includes readings of translations of poetry by Ashraf Fayadh and Liu Xia, as well as Andrew McMillan’s poem in response to Ashraf’s work, recorded at the Modern Literature Festival.
(00:00:58) - Cat Lucas reads, 'A space in the void' by Ashraf Fayadh (trans. Jonathon Wright)
(00:20:54) - Andrew McMillan reads, 'Week of living blasphemously'
(00:42:53) - Paul McMenemy reads, 'June 2nd 1989' by Liu Xia (trans. Ming Di and Jennifer Stern)
Writers in translation: http://worldbookshelf.englishpen.org/
PEN at the Ledbury Festival: https://www.englishpen.org/campaigns/english-pen-at-the-ledbury-poetry-festival-2016/
Modern Literature Festival videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/fowlerpoetry
Poetry by Ashraf Fayadh in English: https://arablit.org/?s=Ashraf+Fayadh&x=0&y=0
Poetry by Liu Xia in English: https://pen.org/poetry/five-poems-liu-xia
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