- Wednesday, November 1, 2023
- Across UK
- Southbank Centre: Online
I will be presenting Let The Record Show II (2023), a recent spoken word performance together with my project: زبان zabāāñ, an experimental nomadic space for spoken word artists, poets, writers and sound artists of South Asian heritage.
Let The Record Show II was performed as part of NAE Open 2023, New Art Exchange, Nottingham; and recently awarded the Nottingham Contemporary Live Art Prize.
Contributions come from the following poets:
Ali Arif who runs the South Asian Book Club and strives to share British South Asian poetry that moves beyond the mango and other tropes of South Asian literature.
Uruj Asif of London Urdu Voice. Urdu is a language spoken or understood by as many as 400,000 Britons across the UK and one that has a unique connection to poetry.
Origins Poetry Duo, aka award-winning poets Ankita Saxena and Rhiya Pau, who discuss what it means to create, perform and programme poetry as a duo in an attempt to move away from ‘ownership’ and disrupt cultural norms.
Arun Kapur, presenting Motherland Stories by British poets with a South Asian connection.
Dipesh Pandya of زبان zabāāñ, an experimental nomadic space for spoken word artists, poets, writers and sound artists of South Asian heritage.
Together they highlight the importance of remaining connected to a community while embracing complex future identities.
Want to get more involved with poetry, wherever you live in the UK? This is just one of four online showcases taking place this month, where the National Poetry Library provides a window into the dynamism at the heart of contemporary poetry.