Poetry Exhibition: Alan Brownjohn & a Contemporary Glance at the Poetic Works of Mihai Eminescu at Espacio Niram, Madrid

Alan Brownjohn at Espacio Niram

Alan Brownjohn at Espacio Niram

Friday, the 22nd of January of 2010, a bilingual poetry recital, in Spanish and English, of Alan Brownjohn’s poems will take place at Espacio Niram, Madrid, entitled “A Poetry Exhibition”. The poems will be recited by Alan Brownjohn himself, together with the Spanish poet Héctor Martínez Sanz and the Romanian poetess Ariadna Petri.  Brownjohn`s poems were translated into Spanish by Stella Moglan. The event is organized by the Poetry Circle “Reflejos” founded by Ariadna Petri, with the support of the Cultural Magazines Madrid en Marco and Niram Art.

Alan Brownjohn

Alan Brownjohn

Alan Brownjohn is a poet, translator, novelist, editor, and critic, born in London in 1931. He first came to prominence as a member of The Group in the late 1960s but seems closer in style to the Movement poets of the mid-1950s. Brownjohn emerges as postwar British society’s most accurate recorder and its most penetrating satirist. He brings a similar questioning intelligence to bear on personal relationships, winning an increasing reputation as a subtle and inventive love poet. His latest volume was publihsed in 2004, The Men Around Her Bed.

Alan Brownjohn & Mihai Eminescu at Espacio Niram, Madrid

Alan Brownjohn & Mihai Eminescu at Espacio Niram, Madrid

The Poetry Night will continue with an Encounter between Alan Brownjohn and Mihai Eminescu. The British poet will recite poems of the Romanian national poet Mihai Eminescu (1850-1889) and Horia Barna, director of the Romanian Cultural Institute in Madrid (ICR Madrid) will offer a presentation of Eminescu’s works. The poetic encounter will also benefit from the interventions of Héctor Martínes Sanz and Ariadna Petri, who will complete the contemporary glance at the poetic works of Mihai Eminescu from a poet’s perspective.

Painting Exhibition by Isabel del Rio at Espacio Niram, Madrid

Exposición de pintura de Isabel del Río en Espacio Niram

Exposición de pintura de Isabel del Río en Espacio Niram

Opening: July 31st 2009, at 9 p.m.  Espacio Niram, Madrid

The Romanian great poet, Mihai Eminescu (1850-1889), finished his days in a hospital. He had psychological problems, perhaps a depression, and doctors injected him mercury. In that romantic and extreme atmosphere, the phantoms of other previous or future writers: Cervantes, Joyce, Borges, Calderón, Holderlin or the mystic nun Teresa de Jesús enter in their nightmares to built or destroy his life, a life which belonged to Art and Literature.

“Mihai Eminescu’s Seven Sins” is a poetic and plastic novel which inspires Isabel del Rio several paintings that everybody can see these days (August/2009) in Madrid, Espacio Niram (C/Independencia, 2).

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http://www.martincid.com

http://www.espacioniram.com

http://isabeldelrio.wordpress.com

http://www.yareah.com/magazine/index.php/events/433-mihai-eminescus-seven-sins-by-the-writer-martin-cid