This Friday morning reading brings together poets from Estonia and Scotland. Doris Kareva is a prize-winning poet, essayist, and translator whose poems and essays have been translated into some twelve languages. Her texts have inspired many musicians and composers, and are often performed both in Estonia and abroad. She has worked as a literary editor and also served sixteen years as the Secretary-General of the Estonian National Commission for UNESCO. Jay Whittaker has lived and worked in Edinburgh for over twenty years. Her themes, which she explores in her debut collection Wristwatch, are transition, resilience, grief, cancer, and LGBT+ lives. She was shortlisted for a Scottish New Writers 2016 Award and the 2016 Bridport Poetry Prize.
This event is in partnership with the British Council and the Estonian Literature Centre as part of the Baltic Countries Market Focus at the London Book Fair 2018.