This year, English PEN and Ledbury Poetry Festival are partnering on ‘Poetry as Protest’, an awareness campaign for poets at risk around the world. Here, poet and translator George Szirtes, who will appear on a panel with writer and performer Sabrina Mahfouz at the festival, writes on the lyricism and wit at the heart of poetic protest.
Read ‘Protest as Dance‘ here.
George Szirtes, Sabrina Mahfouz and English PEN Director Jo Glanville will appear on a panel chaired by Ursula Owen at Ledbury Poetry Festival on Sunday 5 July.
More information on English PEN’s partnership with Ledbury Poetry Festival, and how poets performing at the festival will be supporting poets at risk around the world, is available here.