Adonis and Khaled Mattawa: A New Divan

20 October '19 at 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Mark the 200th anniversary of the publication of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s great work of world literature, the West-East Divan, with readings and discussion from internationally renowned poets.

Speakers including the renowned Syrian poet Adonis, known as ‘the grand old man of poetry, secularism and free speech in the Arab world’ and the Libyan-US poet Khaled Mattawa, who writes in English and who is also Adonis’s regular translator. They gather to talk about poetry, translation, Goethe, Hafiz and different cultural traditions.

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Southbank Centre

Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX


Southbank Centre

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