After: Vivek Narayanan in Conversation with Alice Oswald

Vivek Narayanan, one of the most distinguished Indian poets of the present day, performs sections from After (NYRB, 2022), his collection of poems inspired by Vālmīki’s Rāmāyaṇa, which he describes as a “reinvention or rewiring”—a reanimation—of the foundational Asian epic. Following the performance, Vivek will expand on issues relating to translation, epic, orality, and chorality in conversation with Professor of Poetry Alice Oswald and the audience. The conversation will be chaired by Prof Matthew Reynolds.

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