European Poetry Festival

“I consider how my father came over stood in my bedroom as if lost a corkscrew swinging on his thumb like a pendulum in a wall clock.”

Nick was invited to take part in the European Poetry Festival 2023 as part of the Latvian Poetry Celebration. Collaborating with Latvian poet Ivars Šteinbergs, the poets created a new interactive branching poetic work, which was performed at the National Poetry Library (Southbank Centre, 10/05/23)

The piece explores the nature of translation, both across languages – the piece started with a text in Latvian, translated by Kinty Rogers – but also across meanings. Through constantly shifting text, the imagery and therefore the meaning of the scenes depicted, play with the nature of memory and how we perceive our own history.

The piece can be read/played here.

More about the European Poetry Festival can be found here.