This year’s World Poetry Day will be marked in Penang with a concert/recital & exhibition celebrating the poetry of lawyer/poet Cecil Rajendra. The concert and exhibition will be hosted by E&O Hotel in their Grand Ballroom on Sunday 22nd March 2015 @ 7.15 pm. The concert will feature popular Penang musicians The Rozells and Gypsy Eyes.
Poems by Usman Awang, Pablo Neruda, Adrian Mitchell, Muhammad Haji Salleh, Dennis Brutus, etc. will also be read at this event.
2015 marks the 50th Anniversary of the publication of Cecil Rajendra’s first collection of poems – EMBRYO published in London by Regency Press in 1965, a first for a Malaysian.
In May 2012, Rajendra gave a reading of his poems in Ipoh organised by the Perak Academy. One of the few Malaysian poets writing in the English language today, his poetry gives voice to the socially marginalised and acts as a conscience for the environment.
A book of selected poems – Personal & Profane – is being published by Clarity Publishing in conjunction with the event. It will be officially launched by Dato’ Dr Anwar Fazal, renowned activist and chairman of Think City.
For reservations and enquiries please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel: 04 659 5002.