BIG BOOKEND HIGHLIGHTS
Poetry to portray all sides of conflict Panel to discuss censorship in war
for people to get involved.” One of the main highlights of the festival is the Leeds Story Cycle which Gell describes as “a unique community event”. Six community groups – including asylum seekers, recovering addicts and older people – were brought together and with the help of professional A HUNDRED years of war poems to mark the centenary of the First World War is to be released.
Modern war poetry called The Hundred Years’ War: modern war poems, edited by Neil Astley.
The poetry will come from opposing sides of the conflicts, showing different responses to the same events – from Wilfred Owen, Henry-Jacques and Albert-Paul Granier.
The book is published on June 26, by Bloodaxe Books. AS part of the Leeds Big Bookend festival there will be a debate about wartime censorship and propaganda.
The Index on Censorship Magazine Big Debate: Censorship and Propaganda in Wartime: where do we draw the line? – will include panellists Rachael Jolley, Maj Ric Cole, Dr Chris Paterson and Yorkshire Post journalist Chris Bond.
The talk will take place on June 7, at Leeds Central Library from 12.30pm.
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