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Maintenant Camarade

On October 15th 2011, 3:AM Magazine‘s Maintenant series hosted its largest event so far at the Rich Mix centre near Brick Lane in London. Poets from Russia, Macedonia and Latvia joined nine pairs of British poets in a memorable evening of performance and poetry. The British poets were paired as part of the first Maintenant Camarade project, with their efforts published in a chapbook by the Red Ceilings press. The videos below are shown in the order of the readings given on the evening, an event which showed the depth of talent, inventiveness and wit in contemporary European poetry.


Ilya Kaminsky


Anna Auzina


Karlis Verdins


Igor Isakovski


Lidija Dimkovska


Holly Pester & Patrick Coyle


James Wilkes & Ghazal Mosadeq


James Byrne & Sandeep Parmar


Sam Riviere & Jack Underwood


Jeff Hilson & Sean Bonney


Tim Atkins & Marcus Slease


Emily Critchley & Tamarin Norwood


Chris McCabe & Tom Jenks


Simon Barraclough & Tom Chivers

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ABOUT THE PROJECT
Edited by SJ Fowler the Maintenant project is a weekly interview series with contemporary European poets, with a leaning toward new voices and innovation in poetics.

First published in 3:AM Magazine: Sunday, October 16th, 2011.