Five O’Clock Verses
As part of our focus on French for 2017, we’re delighted to welcome poet Aurélia Lassaque, who writes in French and Occitan, to the StAnza stage. A member of the European poetry platform Versopolis, Lassaque is inspired by collaborations between different artforms and her readings intertwine poetry and singing. An active advocate of linguistic diversity, she’s reading alongside another poet who encourages the crossing of language boundaries, Sasha Dugdale, who is also a translator and editor of Modern Poetry in Translation. Dugdale has published a number of collections, most recently Red House, and in 2016 she won the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem.