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Vive the [R]évolution: Poems in translation

Friday 4 April 2014 19:00-20:00

Nick-e melville hosts the second evening of Vive the [R]évolution, a triptych of poetry nights à propos translation of and between French and Scottish poetry.

Nick-e melville will read from his found, visual and process poetry and discuss how his treatment of source texts can be viewed as a form of translation: stripping away the surface meanings of institutional documents and language to expose a hidden intent.

Nick-e melville lives in Edinburgh. He has several publications including: selections and dissections, a book of visual poetry, the folded broadside junk mail and the poster poem me, with more forthcoming this year. He has taught creative writing in jails, schools and workplaces, was Writer (not) in Residence at HMP Edinburgh (2010-2011), and is currently working on a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow.

More about nick-e melville
- Scottish Poetry Library

Performance in English by nick-e melville
60 mins
Members: £3 / Non members £5

Don’t miss the last night of the Vive the [R]évolution tryptich. On Friday 6 June, Rody Gorman will talk about his use of English, Irish and Scottish Gaelic to play with words and meanings.

Image: Based on a print of Stéphane Mallarmé by James Whistler (1892, published 1893, The Art Institute of Chicago)

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