They are among the 17 selected poets whose works have been included in SOW poetry publication in the original language and in its English translation. The eminent poet Stephen Watts has gathered together the collection of poems included in Swirl of Words / Swirl of Worlds, consisting of over 96 languages, each representing a language spoken in the Hackney borough. Bengali being one of the prominent languages spoken in the borough made its way in that prestigious poetry publication.
Swirl of Worlds (SOW) is a multi-media art project supported by Arts Council England, launching at PEER and Shoreditch Library that celebrates Hackney's diversity and explores how language shapes and informs cultural and individual identities. The project consists of a group exhibition at both the venues, a 10-week programme of in-person and online events and a poetry publication. 3,000 copies of this publication will be made available to Hackney Library members for free.
During the event, the poems of Alemu Tebeje, Chris Beckett, Milton Rahman, Farah Naz, Giorgio Orelli, Loren Bianconi Leader, Amarjit Chandan, Branko Miljković, S. D. Curtis, Lakshmiprasad Devkota, Michael Hutt, Ziba Karbassi, Stephen Watts, Kristina Kuneva, Federico García Lorca, Jane Duran, Gloria García Lorca, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Caoimhin Mac Giolla Léith and Anna Gréki, Cristina Viti and Souheila Haïmiche will be read from the SOW poetry publication.