BIG BOOK­END HIGH­LIGHTS

Po­etry to por­tray all sides of con­flict Panel to dis­cuss cen­sor­ship in war

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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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