On 20th June 2018 the English-language poet contributors to A New Divan were formally announced at a special evening of music and poetry at the historic Wilton’s Music Hall. The London-based Tafahum ensemble performed for the first time to an audience ‘Letter to Goethe’, a piece inspired by a poem of the same name by Syria’s Adonis for A New Divan. The names of the poets taking part in the project were unveiled at the event by the editor of the programme Bill Swainson. Click here for coverage of this event by The New Arab.
Click here to read the press release about this event.
Click here to read a press release announcing the names of A New Divan’s contributing poets.
The video above documents the occasion of the launch of Gingko’s New Divan project in 2015, featuring the former head of the Goethe Institut, Joachim Sartorius, and one of Iran’s foremost contemporary novelists, Mahmoud Dowlatabadi.