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Poetry and Race: Hannah Lowe in conversation with Maitreyabandhu

In-person at the LBC and on YouTube live on Saturday 25th September at 7pm


Hannah Lowe is a poet, memoirist and academic. Her first poetry collection Chick (Bloodaxe, 2013) won the Michael Murphy Memorial Award for Best First Collection. In 2014, she was named as one of 20 Next Generation poets. She’ll be in conversation with Maitreyabandhu about her poetry as well as launching her new Bloodaxe collection The Kids (a Poetry Book Society Choice). Hannah was born in Ilford to an English mother and a Jamaican-Chinese father. Her poetry explores family memories, race and difference.

PoetryEast is an ongoing series of cultural events at the London Buddhist Centre and online, hosted by Maitreyabandhu, exploring the meaning and value of the arts. Each event focuses on the life and work of a single guest artist, by way of an interview and a reading. Previous guests have included Jorie GrahamColm Tóibín and the psychiatrist and thinker Iain McGilchrist.