PEN Atlas: Bards Without Borders on Shakespeare’s legacy

As the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death approaches, the Bards Without Borders (a collective of poets from refugee and migrant backgrounds) have come together to make work responding to the impact of the Great Bard worldwide. Here, Hamdi Khalif and Edin Suljic, two of the modern day Bards, reveal split opinions on Shakespeare: is his legacy an obstacle to progression, or the catalyst for it?

Read this week’s PEN Atlas.

Bards Without Borders is a collective formed of ten poets from around the world, and coordinated by Laila Sumpton, Two Gents Productions and Counterpoint Arts.

Follow Bards Without Borders on twitter using #BardsWithoutBorders and learn more about the group here.

On Saturday 23 April, Bards Without Borders present: Shakespeare’s dead, get over it! at Rich Mix, Bethnal Green. Tickets and more info here.


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