The event is to launch ‘Isabella’ (Smokestack Books) a collection of poems by the Italian Renaissance poet, Isabella Morra, who was murdered by her brothers in an ‘honour killing’ when she was 26. The poems are translated by Caroline Maldonado who will be reading Isabella’s poems together with her own written in response to Isabella’s tragic life.
Launch of ‘Isabella’
Saturday 1 June 2019, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Also reading are two other poets published by Smokestack, Ruth Valentine and Owen Gallagher and ‘rhyming poet-translator’, Timothy Adès. There will be wine and the event is free.