SOHO: POETRY NIGHTS hosted by CHIP - theme HOME

Chip Returns! His last theme was Foreigners. Charlotte began with Susan Sontag, and Letizia ended with Baudelaire in French, Heathcote adding a coda from Rimbaud in translation. In between we heard Pushkin in Russian from Olya, and her friend Alice from Ukraine amused us with 'Pronunciation'. Phung linked his Buddhism to 'Changes' by Kathleen Raine, and we also had Simon Armitage's typological contrasts in 'The Poem'. All else was original, from newcomers Nakisha and Douglas, second-timers Hunter and Peter, veterans Oliver, Samantha, Emanuele, Angus and Chimet. What is opposite to foreign? that elusive concept HOME? Let it be the theme for a new week, but if something else is in your mind we would welcome that too.

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