Translating Poetry with Lyndon Davies & Graham Hartill
An intensive workshop discussing ideas around the challenge of rendering the poetry of one language into that of another, examining different practical approaches through the ages and exploring the process through writing exercises.
During the morning Lyndon Davies will be looking at versions of The Bible, Dante and Petrarch, Shakespeare, Mallarmé and Rilke, amongst others. In the afternoon, Graham Hartill will talk about aspects of ancient Chinese poetry and will conduct exercises exploring the linguistic processes involved and the problems of translating these into English.
Suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience.
Sunday 25th September
Arts Alive Wales, Crickhowell
£25 / £20 for Creative Network members and students
Includes a light lunch
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Lyndon Davies was born and brought up in Cardiff and has lived in various parts of Britain and France and now lives in Llangattock. He studied English at Aberystwyth University. His poems have appeared in such publications as Poetry Wales, New Welsh Review, Big Bridge, Roundyhouse and Fire, and also in the anthologies The Pterodactyl’s Wing (Parthian 2003) and Poetry Wales – Forty Years (Seren 2005). He has written many reviews and essays including a series on poetry and art for Poetry Wales. He has published two poetry collections Hyphasis (Parthian 2007) and Shield (Parthian 2010). Lyndon co-runs the Glasfryn Seminars, a series of discussion groups on contemporary literature, and the Hay Poetry Jamboree, a festival of innovative poetry.
Graham Hartill is a poet, workshop facilitator and lecturer. Born in 1952 in the English Midlands, Graham has lived in Wales most of his life since 1971. He studied at the Universities of Wales and Massachusetts, and has since given countless workshops and classes in the UK, USA and China. Co–founder of LAPIDUS, the UK–wide association for the promotion of creative writing in therapeutic context, Graham was also a Scottish Arts Council Writing Fellow 1990-92 and an Arts Council of Wales Writer’s Bursary recipient 1993, 1999 and 2006.
When & Where
Arts Alive Wales