Don’t miss Brian Holton, Yang Lian, W.N. Herbert, Nicky Harman and David Constantine
By Helen Wang, published
"Bringing Chinese poetry to the UK" Literary Translation Centre, London Bookfair, 18 April.
The blurb for this session asks "How important are promotional events or readings, if at all?" If you've ever heard Brian Holton, W.N. Herbert and Yang Lian you will know the answer to this question. If you haven't, see the links below. I single out these three, because I have seen and heard them perform live and it's just not the same as reading the words on the page!
Yang Lian – winner of the Premio Nonino 2012
Listen to Yang Lian
Brian Holton – runner-up in the Modern Poetry in Translation 2011 Prize
Listen to Brian Holton
W.N. Herbert - see his blog
Listen to W.N. Herbert
Nicky Harman Listen to Nicky Harman. This is also a plug for Steve Wasserman's wonderful website.