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The White Review Poetry Salon: Vala Thorodds and Leo Boix
13th September 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Vala Thorodds is an Icelandic poet, publisher, and translator. She is founding director of the literary press Partus and co-founding editor of the poetry journal Pain. Her work has appeared online and in print in publications including The White Review, Granta, The Guardian, PN Review, Hotel, Carcanet’s New Poetries VII, and The Penguin Book of the Prose Poem. Her translations of the selected poems of Kristín Ómarsdóttir, Waitress in Fall, was selected as one of the best poetry books of 2018 by The Sunday Times.
Leo Boix is a Latinx bilingual poet, translator and journalist born in Argentina who lives and works in the UK. Boix has published two poetry collections in Span-ish and has been included in many anthologies, such as Ten: Poets of the New Gen-eration (Bloodaxe), Why Poetry (Verve Poetry Press), Islands Are But Mountains: Con-temporary Poetry from Great Britain (Platypus Press) and Un Nuevo Sol: New Latinx Writers (Flipped Eye). His poems have appeared in POETRY, PN Review, The Po-etry Review, Modern Poetry in Translation, The Manchester Review, Magma Po-etry, The Rialto, Brittle Star, The Morning Star and elsewhere. Boix is a fellow of The Complete Works Program and co-director of Invisible Presence, an Arts Council England national scheme to nurture new voices of Latinx poets and writ-ers in the UK. He is a board member of Magma Poetry and an advisory board member of the Poetry Translation Centre in London. Boix is the recipient of the Keats-Shelley Prize 2019. His debut English collection will be out in 2021 with Chatto & Windus.