Thu, 21 Jul 2022 18:45 - 20:45

Book Launch: One Language by Anastasia Taylor-Lind (In person & Online)

Photojournalist, award-winning poet and London Library Emerging Writer Anastasia Taylor-Lind, launches her debut poetry collection, One Language, with readings, discussion and reflections on the war in Ukraine, where she is currently reporting from the frontline. 

Winner of the 2021 International Book & Pamphlet Competition, and published by Smith|Doorstop, One Language is a remarkable debut collection. Concise but complex poems draw on Taylor-Lind’s first-hand experience of war in the Donbas region of Ukraine to explore how damage is generated and perpetuated. The book’s title expresses the contradiction between the lingua franca of photography and the equally universal language of violence. One Language comes to an understanding of personal history and global conflict in poetry that is as immediate and evocative as the most urgent of dispatches.

Anastasia Taylor-Lind is an English/Swedish photojournalist covering issues relating to women, war and violence. She is a National Geographic Magazine photographer, a TED fellow and a 2016 Harvard Nieman fellow. Currently on The London Library Emerging Writers Programme, she writes poems about contemporary conflicts and the experiences she cannot photograph. 

The book is available directly from the Smith|Doorstop Bookshop both online and at the event.

N.B. This event will take place in person at The London Library in alignment with up-to-date government COVID recommendations. Please see our Event Access and COVID Guidelines before you arrive. Doors (and the bar) open at 6.45pm, with discussion and readings from 7.15pm. The event will be livestreamed through YouTube from 7.15pm and will be available to watch live or at any time after the event, using the same link. 

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