George Szirtes has won and been twice shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize. His translations from the Hungarian won the Man Booker International Prize in 2015. His memoir of his mother, The Photographer at Sixteen, was awarded the 2020 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Biography. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Books of his work have appeared in German, Italian, Chinese, Hungarian and Romanian with individual poems in many others.
For over a decade, international poets Alvin Pang (Singapore) and George Szirtes (UK) have met time and again—as friends and fellow wordsmiths on page and stage—until the Covid-19 pandemic struck. Confined to different sides of the globe, they began to write poems back and forth in response to one another. Reflecting on the circumstances in which we find ourselves living, the two poets dance in language through questions of life and time, with the world teetering from Covid through Black Lives Matters and Brexit to the Ukraine conflict.
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April Nathan Shepherson, Sandra Renew May Ally Chua, Alvin Pang & George Szirtes June Erin Shiel, Owen Bullock July K A Nelson, Martin Dolan September Es Foong, Brendan Ryan, Thabani Tshuma October Jennifer Allen, Brent Cantwell November Jen Webb, Kerry Greer