Maitreyabandhu Launch Reading
After Cézanne is a sequence of fifty-six poems exploring the life and work of the post-impressionist painter Paul Cézanne. Reimagining his friendships with Zola and Pissarro, his impact on Matisse and Picasso, as well as his posthumous reputation, Maitreyabandhu celebrates Cézanne’s apples and card players in poems at once tender, urgent and amused. The book includes twenty-five colour reproductions and a preface by Christopher Lloyd (Surveyor of the Queen’s Pictures, 1988-2005).
'After Cézanne’ is a collection of 56 poems about the life and influence of the Paul Cézanne. Cézanne has been an inspiration to me since I was at Goldsmiths Art College thirty years ago, so the poems come out of hundreds of hours of looking at his paintings, as well as reading his letters, reading biographies and critical studies, not to mention a wonderful trip to his studio. It has taken me five years to write.'
Maitreyabandhu gave a pre-publication reading from his third Bloodaxe collection After Cézanne at Fire River Poets in Taunton, Somerset, on 5 September 2019. Matt Bryden interviewed him for Fire River Poets ahead of this reading. Click here to read.
Saturday 21 September, London Buddhist Centre, 7.30pm
London Buddhist Centre, 51 Roman Road, Bethnal Green London E2 0HU
Poetry East: Maitreyabandhu launches After Cézanne
London launch of Maitreyabandhu's third Bloodaxe poetry collection, After Cézanne, a sequence of fifty-six poems exploring the life and work of the post-impressionist painter Paul Cézanne. Maitreyabandhu will read from the collection and will be interviewed by actor, comedian, writer and film maker Steve Whiteley.
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Thursday 7th November, 7.30pm, Malvern Book Cooperative
2 St. ANN'S ROAD, MALVERN, WR14 4RG
Maitreyabandhu – After Cézanne
After Cézanne, Maitreyabandhu's third collection of poems, is a sequence of fifty-six poems exploring the life andwork of the post-impressionist painter Paul Cézanne. Reimagining hisfriendships with Zola and Pissarro, his impact on Matisse and Picasso, as wellas his posthumous reputation, Maitreyabandhu celebrates Cézanne's apples and card players in poems at once tender, urgent and amused. Alongside readings from the collection, Maitreyabandhu will be using images of Cézanne's work, and talking further about his influence on the poems.
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Maitreyabandhu reads 'The Apple's Progress' from After Cézanne.
Maitreyabandhu reads 'Rilke Writes to His Wife from the Salon D'Automne' from After Cézanne:
[10 September 2019]