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Poetry on the Lake

Poetry on the Lake

Details
Date:

October 29

Time:

14:30 - 17:30

Event Category:

Events, Featured

Venue

ORTA SAN GIULIO

Orta San Giulio, Italy

POETRY ON THE LAKE 

Saturday, 29 OCTOBER 2022 2.30 PM

A POEM FOR THE SHELLEY BICENTENNIAL 

Written and Performed by JAN NOBLE 

XXII INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR & SILVER WYVERN AWARDS  

ORTA SAN GIULIO ~ ISOLA ~ SACRO MONTE, ITALIA 

On the 8th of July 1822 the body of the English Romantic Shelley poet washed up on the coast of Tuscany. Despite being just 29 years old he had forged a  reputation as a trouble maker and settled in Italy in self-imposed exile. In times of political and social unrest that very much mirror our own, Shelley can be imagined as the first ‘woke’ or ‘snowflake poet’, champion of the repressed and unrepresented, a sensitive soul raging and wailing against injustice. He may  also be regarded as the embodiment of white privilege, a baronet’s son  “composed”, as Jan Noble states in his address to the poet’s statue, “of Eros,  dust and daddy’s money.” 

POEM FOR THE SHELLEY BICENTENNIAL gives voice to his bronze bust in Viarregio but also allows the author to recall his own personal journey, a poetic pilgrimage where old ghosts gather in the piazza, where Keats is quarantined on a cruise ship, and the presence of poetry is apparent… even at a football match in Rome,  the city where Shelley’s remains are interred. 

THE EVENT

Jan Noble believes “poetry should be listened to and not read”. Therefore he travels the globe eloquently performing. Join us, Saturday, October 29, 2022, in Orta San Giulia for this unique event.

BOOKINGS & INQUIRIES

JAN NOBLE 

 

SELECTED READINGS: The ICA, London | The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, New York | Teatro Filodrammatici, Milan | Teatrino  Di Palazzo Grassi, Venice | Riverside Studios, Hammersmith. BROADCASTS: Channel 4, BBC Radio, ITV.
FILM: My Name  Is Swan, premiered at the Curzon, Aldgate, London [with support from the Arts Council England & the East End Film  Festival]
FEATURED ARTIST: Poetry on The Lake, Italy [with Carol Ann Duffy] | Stoke Newington Literary Festival [with  Irvine Welsh] | Turner Contemporary, Margate | Bowery Poetry Club, New York
COMMISSIONS: Kent Medway Museums |  Heritage Lab | The Deutscher Chor London.
GUEST LECTURER: Università degli Studi di Milano | UCL.

REVIEWS

Intense and chilling | The Guardian 

Poetry of strength and impact | La Stampa (Italy) 

Sophisticated urban narratives | NME 

 


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