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Sophie Herxheimer’s Velkom to Inklandt: Poems in my grandmother’s Inklisch
15 February 2021 6:00 pm
Poems in my grandmother’s Inklisch
Brixton-based artist and poet Sophie Herxheimer will talk about and read extracts from her very successful volume Velkom to Inklandt: Poems in my grandmother’s Inklisch originally published by Short Books in 2017. Described in The Guardian as “uplifting, funny, heart-breaking – a one-off”, the collection, featuring Herxheimer’s own illustrations, comprises a series of dramatic monologues in the voice of her German-Jewish grandmother, which are best read out loud. A new edition of the book is to be published later this year. Sophie is currently working on a song cycle based on her family’s history with her cousin, composer James Rolfe.
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