Saturday, 2nd July 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join Modern Poetry in Translation’s editor Clare Pollard to celebrate the launch of our summer issue,
which has a Somali focus. With Ibrahim Hirsi sharing new translations, Hibaq Osman reading poetry
inspired by her poetic inheritance, and chance to discuss Somali language, form and the poetry of
Ibrahim Hirsi is a student and writer, a digital Somali cultural archivist and independent researcher.
Hirsi’s writings explore the cultural changes that have occurred in Somali territories due to
colonialism. Hibaq Osman is a Somali writer born and based in London. Her debut collection, where
the memory was ranges in theme from inter-generational pain to reckless young love and battles
with illness. As a member of the OCTAVIA poetry collective, Hibaq works towards a future where
funding and access to the arts for all is the norm and not an exception.
Live streamed on Zoom
Weekend Pass Event
In partnership with Modern Poetry in Translation
Venue: Burgage Hall
Located in Church Lane – the cobbled lane between the The Market House and St Michael’s and All Angels Church. Ramp access but the cobbled lane is hard work in a wheelchair. Please notify in advance if you require wheelchair access. 60 minute on-street car parking in High Street and The Homend. Pay and Display car parks off Bye Street and Bridge Street.