Homero Aridjis Poetry Reading

Poetry reading with Ali Smith | 24 May 2012 | Swedenborg Hall, London

The Mexican ‘Sun Poet’ and pioneering environmental activist Homero Aridjis has received two Guggenheim Fellowships and numerous awards.

Aridjis is a poet on the world stage whose work has been translated into 15 languages
and a longtime reader of Swedenborg, and we are extremely pleased to welcome
him to Swedenborg Hall. He will be reading from his newly-published book A TIME
OF ANGELS and from EYES TO SEE OTHERWISE, and will engage in a conversation
with the audience. English translations of the poems will be read by
award-winning Scottish writer ALI SMITH.

“Homero Aridjis’s poems open a door into the light.” – Seamus Heaney

“A visionary poet of lyrical bliss, crystalline concentrations and infinite
spaces.” — Kenneth Rexroth

“In the poetry of Homero Ardjis there is the gaze, the pulse of the poet . . . the
discontinuous time of practical and rational life and the continuity of desire
and death; there is the poet’s personal truth.” – Octavio Paz

A Time of Angels (City Lights USA, 2012)

‘A Time of Angels, an inspired collection by Homero Aridjis, constitutes a major stage
in a complex and combative body of work that makes him akin to some of the
century’s most original voices-from Wilfred Owen and T.S. Eliot to Augusto Roa
Bastos. A Time of Angels is a committed book, because poetry like this is never
gratuitous. It leans on experience and has the bitterness and mocking tone of
everyday life. It is simultaneously desire, derision and aspiration towards
wisdom.’ – J. M. G. Le Cl├ęzio

Copies of both A TIME OF ANGELS and EYES TO SEE OTHERWISE will be available for
purchase and signing by the author

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