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Suheir Hammad: one of the stars of the Southbank's poetry festival

If the imagined ‘peace’ of Poetry International were a place, it would have Kristiina Ehin as its ‘Faerie Queene.’ On day three, this Estonian folklorist wore a stunning dress embroidered with the names of her “fore-mothers,” keeping her ancestral family tree alive and “free from cobwebs.” Celebrating a world of mythology and the bond between man and nature, the audience was offered an imaginative escape from events such as the Russian bombing of…

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