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Shanta Acharya’s poems, literary reviews, and articles have featured in major journals and anthologies, internationally. The author of twelve books, her publications range from poetry, fiction, and literary criticism to finance. The latest of her seven poetry collections are What Survives Is The Singing (2020), Imagine: New and Selected Poems (2017), and Dreams That Spell The Light (2010). Her doctoral study, The Influence of Indian Thought on Ralph Waldo Emerson was published in 2001 and her novel, A World Elsewhere, in 2015. Her poems have been translated into several languages.

Martyn Crucefix is a poet, translator, reviewer, and poetry blogger. A recipient of an Eric Gregory award, a Hawthornden Fellowship, and the Schlegel-Tieck Prize for his translations of Peter Huchel, he is the author of seven original collections of poetry. Between a Drowning Man is forthcoming in October 2023. His Duino Elegies (2006) was shortlisted for the Popescu Prize. His version of the Daodejing appeared in 2016.

A poet, novelist, art critic, Sue Hubbard has twice won the London Writers’ competition. The author of six collections of poetry, she won third prize in the National Poetry Competition. She has received major recognition for her work. Commissioned in 2000 to create London’s biggest art poem, ‘Eurydice’, it is now permanently installed in the crypt of St. John’s Church, Waterloo. Her latest of four novels is Flatlands (Pushkin Press, 2023).

Martyn Crucefix and Sue Hubbard will introduce Acharya’s poetry. They will also read some of their own poems.

In association with SAMA Arts Network Ltd.