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2012/04/13: An Evening with Richard Barengarten

Language: English

April 12, 2012: British poet Richard Berengarten (previously known as Richard Burns)  read from his book The Blue Butterfly, which responds to a massacre that occurred in 1941 near the town of Kragujevac, Serbia. Born in London in 1943 into a family of musicians, Berengarten studied English at Cambridge (1961-1964) and Linguistics at University College London (1977-78). In 1975, he founded the international Cambridge Poetry Festival, which ran until 1985. He has lived in Italy, Greece, Serbia, Croatia and the USA, and has worked extensively in the Czech Republic, Latvia, Poland and Russia. His poetry integrates English, European, Slavic, Jewish, Mediterranean, Chinese, Japanese and American traditions.