Join us for two evenings of readings by a series of international poets published in translation by Arc. They are visiting the shop as part of a UK tour, starting next Monday 13th October at 6.30pm. The first poets to appear here are Ivana Milankov and Wioletta Greg.
Ivana Milankov was born in 1952, in Belgrade, Serbia. She is the author of seven books of poetry and one book of poetical prose – a dream diary.
She is a translator of English and American poetry, including the work of Emily Dickinson, Sylvia Plath, W. B. Yeats, William Blake, Allen Ginsberg and so on. Accepting an invitation by Allen Ginsberg following his visit to Belgrade, Ivana took part in creative workshops at the Naropa Institute with Ginsberg and Ann Waldman in Boulder, Colorado.
Ivana Milankov belongs to the first generation of poets from central and eastern Europe who were influenced by anti-establishment poetries – particularly from the USA – such as the Beats and, later on, the New York poets.
Wioletta Greg (b. 1974), poet, writer and translator from Southern Poland has been active on the Polish literary scene since her first publication in the 1990s, and despite her move to the Isle of Wight at the beginning of the new millennium, has remained so. She has published several volumes of poetry, a collection of short prose poems and, most recently, a debut novel Guguły (2014), which has already been hailed as the “discovery of the year” by critics and readers alike.
The next event will be on 4th November.