Date for the Diary: Poets Out and About in Paris and London

by Jamie Klingler

The lovely folk at the Book Department of the Institut Francais emailed this week to let us know about a poetry event that they’re hosting.


Jacques Reda

Poets Out and About will feature poetry readings and discussions from London-based writers as well as Jacques Réda, one of France’s greatest living poets whose work explores the uncanny banality of city life. The event will pay tribute to the continued resonance of this poet’s work in the urban landscape. The event is chaired by poet and Modern Poetry in Translation editor Sasha Dugdale.

It’s all happening on Friday 12 September at 7pm at the French Institute in London. Justin Hopper will bring the evening to a close with a performance poem specially composed for the event.

Entry is free, but if you want to attend, you’ll need to register by emailing – and let them know LBC sent you!