Following the award of an Arts Council England and British Council AIDF (Artists’ International Development Fund) grant, I visited Constanta, Romania, in July 2018 to give lectures and poery readings at The 1st Annual Conference on Exile in Comparative Literature and the Arts, organised by Anticus Multicultural Association. Following this I was in correspondence and working with a number of partners (including Taner Murat and Anticus Multicultural Association, Lidia Vianu and Contemporary Literature Press and Chris Tanasescu aka MARGENTO) on two publications. The first (published in March 2018 by Lidia Vianu and Contemporary Literature Press, the online publishing house of the University of Bucharest) is a free online book exploring dislocation, with specific reference to Ovid (who was exiled to Constanta and died 2000 years ago) and to translations of his verses by two English poets who themselves suffered different forms of dislocation. The online book contains comparisons of translations and notes in the form of verses. Download it at the following address
A second visit to Romania in early April 2019 promoted and publicised this online book via an exhibition at the Archeological Museum in Constanta, book and poetry readings and school and college visits.