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Owen Lowery and Poet in the City, Southbank Centre

September 7, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Owen Lowery performs his poetry, and Poet in the City present great poetry in sign language.

Lowery reads from his acclaimed book of poetry Otherwise Unchanged.

He is joined by Poet in the City, who take language to new limits withThe Body Electric, a project bringing together poetry and sign.

Taking words off the page and performing them live in BSL, celebrated deaf actors bring fresh and surprising new light to classic poems, from Robert Frost to Rabindranath Tagore.

These performances look at the act of translating poetry and at what happens when poems are brought to the physical front line.

They celebrate the power of poetry through the universal tool of the body.

Otherwise Unchanged, Owen Lowery’s first major poetry collection, is ‘a remarkable collection, combining technical poise and an expansive intellectual range.’ (The Guardian)

He explores his experience of hospitalisation and disability following a spinal injury, and celebrates many of his interests, including art, music, literature, military history, and football.

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September 7, 2014 2:00 pm
September 7, 2014 5:00 pm


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