'Home on the Move: Two Poems go on a Journey' book (October 2019)
Parthian Books have launched ‘Home on the Move’, an anthology of poems that interrogates ideas of home, belonging and language through translation on 1st October 2019. The book is a culmination of the multilingual touring project 'Talking Transformations: Home on the Move' (2017-2019) and is edited by curators Manuela Perteghella and Ricarda Vidal.
This volume includes the various translations of the two poems by Deryn Rees-Jones and Rafal Gawin as they travelled between the UK, France and Spain and via Romania, Poland and the UK to signify the popular emigration and immigration routes, as well as poetry inspired by workshops and by the eight artist films commissioned for the project.
I produced ‘Syncopation’, informed by the poem 'Home: A Structure on Trial' by Gawin, which became an autobiographical film about my partner's experience of heart failure after he was discharged from hospital and was recovering at home. Postgraduate translation students from the University of Leicester wrote the poem, 'To you it looks like red brick walls' in response to my film, creating a new written interpretation with a revised vision of home.