Exploring the refugee experience through poetry: Martyn Crucefix
Date(s) - 02/25/2021
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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Cargo of Limbs addresses aspects of the Mediterranean refugee crisis through a ‘revision’ of part of Virgil’s Aeneid and photographs by Syrian refugee, Amel Alzakout. Martyn will discuss the creative processes which gave rise to the work and his long-term interest in writing about the refugee experience, in part because of his family’s Huguenot background. He will touch on Virgil, Seamus Heaney, Carol Ann Duffy, Susan Sontag, Ian McKellen and the photographer Don McCullin.