Poet Contra will visit the UK this March

Written by Helena Koch on . Posted in News, News of Centre

The beloved poet Contra will introduce his newly translated children’s poetry collection Everyone’s the Smartest to the audience in the UK at the end of March. The book was published in English by The Emma Press.

The Author will introduce his book on the 23rd of March during the Bournville BookFest, which is a book festival dedicated to children’s literature. The performance will be bilingual and his poems will be recited both in English and in Estonian. On March 24th Contra will also visit the Estonian School Keelekindlus and on March 25th and 26th he will meet the students of Anglesey Primary School and Somerville Primary School. Additionally, the author will perform in the Burton Library and in the Macdonald Burlington Hotel.

Everyone’s the Smartest is the first book by Contra that has been translated into a foreign language. The poems were translated into English by Charlotte Geater, Kätlin Kaldmaa and Richard O’Brien. Illustrations are made by Ulla Saar. In 2020 the book will also be published by the Latvian publishing house Liels Un Mazs.

Contra’s performances in the UK are supported by the Estonian Cultural Endowment.

Photo: Dmitri Kotjuh