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Dreams and fragments: Manifestations of classical literature in modern poetry

6:00pm-6:30pm on Saturday 27 March

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How and why does classical antiquity live on in us and in our worlds? Join us online for poetry readings by Lesley Saunders and Jo Balmer, framed by the evocative surroundings of our gallery of classical casts. Their performance responds to the idea expressed by the classical scholar Edmund Richardson that ‘we work with fragments, we work with dreams, we work with the longing for lost texts to be discovered, for every broken thing to be repaired…’

Jo Balmer is a classical translator, scholar and literary critic as well as a poet; her work has been widely anthologised and poems, translations and interviews have been broadcast on radio and television. Lesley Saunders is a poet, translator (of modern Portuguese poetry) and educationist, whose poetry has won several awards and been broadcast on radio; she is particularly keen on poetic collaborations. 

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Additional Information

Age: Adults
Timing: Available on Demand
Cost: Free
Theme: Explore, Society
Accessibility: Closed Captions

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