Translation trio will scatter Oxygen Confetti in the north-east

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Oxygen Confetti – Poetry in three voices is a presentation of poetry translated into English from Dutch, with one of the poems set to song, by poet Elma van Haren, translator Rosemary Mitchell-Schuitevoerder and singer Julia Bronkhorst.

The three artists will be appearing at Morpeth library on Tuesday 3 October at 6pm, Hexham library on Wednesday 4 October at 6.30pm, and at Newcastle’s famous Lit & Phil on Thursday 5 October – National Poetry Day – at 6pm.  

Elma van Haren is a Dutch poet whose collection Zuurstofconfetti (2018) has recently been translated into English (Oxygen Confetti) by Rosemary Mitchell-Schuitevoerder, who also writes poetry herself. Soprano Julia Bronkhorst will sing one of Elma’s poems in its English translation. 



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