This morning brings together two poets and translators whose skilful wordplay creates striking original poetry, as well as beautiful translations of others’ work, opening up each poem to an ever growing audience. Poet, critic and translator Zoë Skoulding’s work plays with sound in both the written and the performative form. Her third collection, The Museum of Disappearing Sounds (2013), was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry. Reading with her will be Pauli Tapio, a Finnish poet whose debut collection, Sparrows and Time (2017), was awarded the Helsingin Sanomat Book Award, and the International Bridges of Struga for best debut work. His poetry takes special interest in the rhythms of the Finnish language, and plays with the formal and stylistic conventions of poetic tradition.
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