Review: Amir Darwish

Category: Academic, Speakers, General

Amir Darwish gave a reading to the Poetry Society on Tuesday 7th February.   

He had come for the UK as a refugee from Aleppo during the second Gulf War, and this experience had informed much of his writing.  He gave a writing workshop to the Creative Writing students; then, to a huge audience packed into Adderley, he read from his forthcoming autobiography and a short story, as well as poems about love and loss.

Afterwards, he joined the Poetry Society for supper in New Court Flat, where he was charming, funny and gracious.  

Mike Ponsford

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