Double Bill: Anthony Anaxagorou & Alycia Pirmohamed
Push The Boat Out: International Poetry Festival
Summerhall - Anatomy Lecture Theatre
Anthony Anaxagorou is a British-born Cypriot poet and poetry educator who combines the personal and the political to bring the injustices of contemporary British society into sharp relief. Powerful and direct, Anthony’s work – as a writer and curator of Out-Spoken at the South Bank - has paved the way for a new generation of voices exploring diaspora and second-gen experience.
Alycia Pirmohamed’s poetry interweaves history, both individual and collective memory, a powerfully intersectional feminism, and a deep connection to land and the natural world. Striking and precise, her poetry asks us to question how identity and lived experience inform both how we write, and how we read. Winner of the Edwin Morgan Poetry Prize 2020, Alycia’s much-anticipated debut collection Another Way to Split Water is forthcoming from Polygon.