Monday, 24 September 2012

this is the capital of me

On 13 September, English PEN launched ‘Poems for Pussy Riot‘ in support of three members of the Russian punk band - Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina and Yekaterina Samutsevich – who are currently serving a two year prison sentence. A poem of mine, 'Vaginaland,' is part of this project, and you can read it over here. There are a lot of fantastic poems going up on the website between now and 1st October by people I admire greatly: Ali Smith, Deborah Levy, Sophie Mayer and many others. The poems are being translated into Russian, and will be sent to the girls in prison.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent project. Will keep returning. BTW I am launching slight protest about new Waterstones new events policy. Might like to stop by Check out the comments. Very illuminating. Oh - and if you scroll down, you can feed the fish!