Breakfast at the Poetry Café: Across Language
This event is live webcast and can be watched here from 10:00 hours on Sunday 5 March 2017.
Wake up and smell the Poetry Café! Ease into the last day of the festival with coffee and pastries, while a group of the festival’s poets and translators discuss the challenges but also the opportunities that come with the translation of poetry. This year the spotlight is on French. Joining the discussion are Aurélia Lassaque, a bilingual poet writing in French and Occitan, who’s an active advocate of linguistic diversity; Jacques Darras, poet, translator and the first French and European Reith lecturer on the BBC; poet and translator Jean Portante, who is head of Transkrit, Luxembourg’s literary magazine dedicated to translation; and Jean’s translator Zoë Skoulding, who is herself a poet.