Good international poetry news!
In the UK, The Poetry Society and the University of Liverpool are offering a free Zoom event: a lecture by the extraordinary Belarusian poet and translator Valzhyna Mort. (Lecture details here.) Her third collection, Music for the Dead and Resurrected, bowled me over when I read it last month; you can read a short review of it here, but it can’t do justice to Mort’s powerful, complex work.
Two other notes: (1) You’ll have an opportunity to make a donation if you have a Paypal account; the “small donation” is for £2.50 ($3.65 US) but, of course, feel free to give more. (2) Mort’s lecture happens from 7:00-8:30 p.m. UK Time on Tuesday, March 2nd, which according to this time/date converter will be Noon-1:30 p.m. the same day here in Colorado.
What better way to spend a lunch hour?