Wilton's

The Little Green Notebook of Che Guevara presented by Poet in the City

16th March . 7.30pm .
£10 - 17 full price, £8 - 15 concessions

A look inside the little green notebook of Che Guevara - the poet that never was.    

On 19 October 1967 the world was rocked by the news that Che Guevara, international symbol of rebellion, was dead. When he died, Guevara was carrying a backpack which contained only a handful of items. In amongst 12 rolls of film and a score of maps was a little green notebook. Inside, carefully scribbled out by hand, were not the battle plans of revolutionaries but his favourite poems. Deciding that he was not good enough to be a poet, Che Guevara dedicated his life to social revolution and lived by the words of his favourite poets.   

Inspired by Che Guevara's story, this event brings together academics, activists and poets to question the marginalisation of British LatinX poetry and culture, and shines a light on the resulting activism.   

Featuring talks from arts activist Nathalie Teitler, activist group Latin Elephant and Latin American poetry academic Professor Ben Bollig. Poets Guido García Lueches, Juana Adcock, Leo Boix and Maia Elsner will be performing their own work plus poems featured in the little green notebook by Pablo Neruda, Nicolás Guillén, César Vallejo and León Felipe, in English and Spanish.
 

When is failure a good thing? Poet in the City's 2020 programme contemplates failure as a catalyst for change. 
Carry on the conversation about the beauty that comes out of failure with us in our post-event space in the Cocktail Bar. We'll bring the popcorn, you bring the chat. 

Save 15% if you book full price tickets for all three events in the programme. Find out more about the other two events:
Fail Better 2020: Samuel Beckett
Fail Better 2020: James Baldwin


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