Enemigos: a Mexican Enemies project

April Tues 14th : 7.30pm : Rich Mix Arts Centre: Main Space : Free Entry
in partnership with the British Council, the London Book Fair & Conaculta

New collaborations from Rocio Ceron & Holly Pester, Nell Leyshon & Carmen Buellosa, Adriana Diaz Enciso & Fabian Peake, and Amanda de la Garza & SJ Fowler. Also the launch of the long awaited Enemigos anthology.

Co-curated by SJ Fowler and Rocio Ceron. More here.


May Thursday 30th. 7.30pm. Free entry
The Rich Mix Arts Centre.

Tom Chivers – David Berridge – Tim Atkins – Carol Watts – SJ Fowler – Jeff Hilson – Holly Pester
+ Noelia Diaz Vicedo & Jose Gianuzzi Armijo

This unique collaborative poetic enterprise between two of the world’s metropolis’ and their poets will see readings in both cities, in both languages. Beginning with the London event on May 30th, a host of British poets will read their work, written or adapted for the project, followed by versions of a selection of those poems in Spanish, not translated but transliterated, depending on the methodology, means or style of their opposite number in Mexico city.

Thus the Enemigos project will not just commission new poems by 16 poets, but in the transition process between cities, countries and languages, wholly original new works that mirror and and shadow those original pieces. All will be published collectively by the Mexican publishing house EBL Cielo Abierto in late 2013, at the Mexico city reading in November. This reading, at the rich mix arts centre, is a chance to hear a selection of the most interesting British poets read their work and its Spanish language spawnings.