Poetry Reading Anne Portugal – 18th February 2020



Anne Portugal Poetry reading


February 18th
Judith E. Wilson Drama Studio
Faculty of English
9 West Road


The leading French poet Anne Portugal will be reading from her most recent book:

et comment nous voila moins epais (2017)


On this occasion she will be reading the first section of the text, la colocation–‘flatsharing’–which takes the form of a colloquy between two ‘flatmates’ who bear a close resemblance to St Jerome and his Lion…

Anne will read in French, while an English translation, worked out in collaboration with the author, will be read by Rod Mengham.

Brilliant, caustic, whimsical, always unpredictable, Portugal’s work offers an intellectual slalom at fast pace through all the idioms, tonalities and inadvertent symptoms¬†of contemporary culture.