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16th Annual Rylands Poetry Reading with Marilyn Hacker

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In Manchester's first year as a UNESCO City of Literature we are delighted to announce that Marilyn Hacker will be delivering the annual Rylands Poetry Reading. The event ties in closely with our outstanding modern and contemporary literary archives at the John Rylands Library and is presented in partnership with the Centre for New Writing at the University of Manchester.

Marilyn Hacker is the author of thirteen books of poems, including A Stranger’s Mirror (Norton, 2015), Names (Norton, 2010), and Essays on Departure (Carcanet, 2006) an essay collection, Unauthorized Voices(Michigan, 2010), and DiaspoRenga, a collaborative sequence written with Deema Shehabi (Holland Park Press, 2014). Her translations of French and Francophone poets include books by Emmanuel Moses, Marie Etienne, Vénus Khoury-Ghata, Habib Tengour and Rachida Madani. Her translations from Arabic (of Zakaria Tamer, Golan Haji, Fadwa Suleiman and Yasser Khanjer) have appeared in PN Review, Agni, Prairie Schooner Modern Poetry in Translation, The Paris Review Words Without Borders, POEM and A Public Space. Her awards include the National Book Award, the 2009 American PEN award for poetry in translation, the 2010 PEN Voelcker Award and the international Argana Prize for Poetry from the Beit as-Sh’ir/ House of Poetry in Morocco in 2011. She lives in Paris.

To find out more about this event please contact Lindsay Foster.

Booking is essential as places are limited. Reception pre-reading, book signing post reading.

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