We are very much looking forward to welcoming poet Anthony Anaxagorou for his third poetry collection _Heritage Aesthetics_, a fascinating collection tackling themes of migration, identity and history.
What does it mean to have 'heritage', and how do we perform or undo it? In daring and sonorous poems, Anaxagorou conducts a researched unpacking of two countries whose dividing lines of a colonial past are still visible and felt. Uniquely engaged with the complexities of Cyprus and the diasporic experience, these poems map both an island's public history alongside a person's private reckoning. They offer a ferocious and uncompromising look towards the damaging historical structures that have led to now. Fearless, intensely honest and hopeful, _Heritage Aesthetics_ merges Anthony's gift for performance and his brilliant experimentation with form to create a vivid insistence to communicate a self in the world.
Join us for an incredible evening of poetry, spoken word and a riveting conversation with Anthony.
Anthony Anaxagorou is a British-born Cypriot poet, fiction writer, essayist, publisher and poetry educator. His poetry has been published in POETRY, The Poetry Review, Poetry London, New Statesman, Granta, and elsewhere. His work has also appeared on BBC Newsnight, BBC Radio 4, ITV, Vice UK, Channel 4 and Sky Arts. His second collection _After the Formalities_ published with Penned in the Margins is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and was shortlisted for the 2019 T.S Eliot Prize. It was also a Telegraph and Guardian poetry book of the year. Anthony is artistic director of Out-Spoken, a monthly poetry and music night held at London's Southbank Centre, and publisher of Out-Spoken Press.