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Aldeburgh

Thus Jacques Rancourt will also be inconversationwith fellowparticipant Fiona Sampson – about his international ‘prosesculptures’ projectandtheconnectionsbetween‘Poetry andVisual Art’. ‘TheLifeof thePoet’ is thefocus of arichly cross-culturaldiscussion between PalestinianTahaMuhammad Ali, hisAmerican/IsraelitranslatorPeterCole, AnneStevenson and America’s Gerald Stern. AndJohn F. Deaneand PeterCole will sharetheirwealthof knowledgeandtheirdifferentviews onthesubjectof ‘PoetryandReligion’. Both Rancourt and Deane are part of the Festival’s characteristicallydiversegatheringof thirtypoets whichwill also feature Beverley Bie Brahic (French-Canadian), young BlackBritish poetJacobSam-LaRose, Ireland’sJosephWoods, andthreeoutstandingAmericans–LouisJenkins, AnneMarie Macari andGeraldStern. LeadingUKpoets include Connie Bensley, PollyClark, Alice Oswald, Christopher Reid, Peter SansomandAnneStevenson. Andalmost all of themwill be readingatAldeburghforthefirsttime.

19thAldeburghPoetryFestival, 2–4November2007 Full detailsavailablefromwww.thepoetrytrust.org Foraprintedprogrammeorfurtherinformation: info@thepoetrytrust.orgor01986835950

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