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If I Must Die

Late last year as Israeli bombs rained down on Gaza, the Palestinian writer and scholar Refaat Alareer foresaw his death. Inspired by Claude McKay’s ‘If We Must Die’, Alareer echoed his spirit of defiance and solidarity. Our director reads Alareer’s ‘If I Must Die’.

Jason Allen-Paisant in conversation with John Siddique

The poet and academic Jason Allen-Paisant has just won the T.S.Eliot Prize. In this conversation recorded with the poet John Siddique last year, he reflects on how spending time alone with trees as a child led him to become the poet he is today and reflects on how silence and chaos help him to write.

AI and Italo Calvino’s cybernetics and ghosts

Writers Michael Salu, Iphgenia Baal, Tice Cin and Vanessa Onwuemezi in collaboration with the Eccles Centre at the British Library recently reflected on the expansive role that AI & technology play in our lives. Hosted by Amanda Vilanova, the evening began with a short film on the uncanny and disturbing possibilities of AI.

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