JOURNAL

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Publishing venture 'Equidistancias' launched their new anthology "Voces equidistantes" at the Instituto Cervantes in London. The anthology includes the work of 16 Latin American poets living in the UK. Attending poets read samples of their work, and I read my translation of several of the poems by those featured poets who were unable to join us that day. I will complete the translating of the book by next year, and we will then launch a bilingual edition of the anthology. Watch this space!

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Navigators of New Maps

An Exiled Writers Ink (EWI) online event on
Monday 4th April at 7pm






























"Isabel del Rio is a prolific bilingual poet, novelist and prose writer whose work is experimental, wide-ranging and above all, concerned with the possibilities of language and its ethics. Her autobiography in fragments, 'A Woman Alone', looked at the legacy of the Civil War in Spain refracted through one life.  She uses fantasy, sci-fi and experimentation to investigate the oppression of women and nature."

The event will be hosted by poet and chair of Exiled Writers Ink, Catherine Temma Davidson

Isabel will be reading excerpts from her memoir:
'A Woman Alone'

Tickets Available from Eventbrite here

 

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Launch of 'Vo(i)ces'

The anthology 'Vo(i)ces' includes the commended poems from the Victorina Poetry Award 2020. The book was jointly produced by Victorina Press and Friends of Alice Publishing.  The translations into either English or Spanish were by Isabel del Rio.  Check out the video of the launch here.

















 

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Poets for Ukraine! 

 

In solidarity with the people of Ukraine, we will be holding a poetry event on Sunday 27 March to raise funds for the charity Goods for Good, who are working to deliver essential goods and medical items to those fleeing the war in Ukraine. 

 

The event is supported by Poets for Ukraine, The Society of Authors, The Poetry Society, The Poetry School and JW3, and will take place at JW3 341-351 Finchley Road, London NW3 6ET

 

Please give generously, any donations will go directly to Goods for Good.

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My 2022 letter to the Editor of Private Eye:

 

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WORKS IN TRANSLATION

The 'Works in Translation' seminar, organised by King's College London, took place on Thursday 9th December at 7.00pm. This was the third instalment of the Multilingual Literature: Celebrating Multilingualism and Multiculturalism Series. The seminar featured discussions by panellists Isabel del Rio, Júlio Moredo and Mia Roman, and was chaired by Elodie Garceau. We explored the importance of multilingualism, works in translation, bilingual literature editions and reading in languages other than English.


Link

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November 2021 saw the Voces-Voices Festival, both online and live.  A celebration of music and poetry, the Voces-Voices Festival was organised by the prestigious group Quimantú Music. Isabel's poetry reading is here (starts at 27:20)  All episodes of the Festival are released on Quimantu's YouTube Channel.

 

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Isabel del Rio in Conversation with Mark A. Silberstein, at the London Spanish Book & Zine Fair 2021 Organized by La Tundra Revista. Full interview on YouTube here.

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'A Woman Alone: fragments of a memoir' featured on the Books by Women website:

"I worked on my recently published memoir ‘A Woman Alone’ for about a decade, recounting not only my own experiences but the historical context in which I grew up.  It all began with a poem discussing several dramatic events that I had lived through, and it built up from there..."  

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Two reviews of Isabel's recent poetry book
'Dolorem Ipsum', by writer and critic
Juan Toledo, editor of the Arts online
magazine 'Perro Negro':
  Our Pain and that of Others
  Speak Up for I cannot hear you










Watch the International Read Carnation
Festival 2021, with poets from all over the world,
celebrating multilingualism and multiculturalism
through the language of poetry.  
Hosted by celebrated poet Ziba Karbassi,
and presented by EWI chair and poet,
Catherine Davidson.  Here is Isabel reading
the translation into English of poems
by some of the featured poets as well as
several of her own poems in both English
and Spanish:  
link.



 

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Isabel's contribution to a recent edition of 'Leyendo Poesía in London', hosted by Enrique Záttara on the subject of Juan Toledo's recent poetry book. View on YouTube

"No longer my city", as published by Arts periodical Whispering Dialogue, July 2020.

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Interview on Soundcloud with Imogen Arate for Poets & Muses literary website

Entrevista con Carlos Fresneda, publicada en el diario El Mundo en julio de 2020 (la entrevista y la foto fueron realizadas unos meses antes).   

Poesíavoz, baúl de voces e ideas de poetas y editoriales en estado de alarma - una iniciativa de la editorial y librería Enclave de Madrid.  Isabel del Río lee  su poema "Un día cualquiera en nueve partes"

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'Peripecias de una editora incipiente' - publicado en la revista digital Perro Negro

'This is War' my poem in 10 parts,  published in The Sunday Tribune

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'The Labyrinth' from Paradise & Hell, published on the online Arts magazine Minor Literatures

Isabel exhibiting at the Friends of Alice Publishing stand, at the 2019 London Spanish Book & Zine Fair. 

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               'Monument to Cervantes, Madrid' by Isabel del Rio,
published by Whispering Dialogue

'Silence' by Isabel del Rio, published by Whispering Dialogue

 
 
 
 
 
Isabel del Rio interviewed at Wombwell Rainbow 24.6.19
 

 

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