Poems from the Edge of Extinction

January 1th, 2020

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Poems from the Edge of Extinction

Office du Jerriaisbooks, Minority Languages

An anthology of poetry in endangered languages “Poems from the Edge of Extinction” has recently been published. Since the book includes a poem by one of our Jèrriais poets, we’re collaborating with the Jersey Library on an event celebrating Jèrriais and some of the other languages in the book. The event is planned for 24th January 2020 at 6pm and we’re inviting speakers of other languages living in Jersey to join us in reading poems from the book. Speakers willing to read a poem wouldn’t have to be fluent, just confident enough to represent their language community whether it be a language from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Oceania, Australasia or Europe.

Here is a list of languages represented in the book and for which we’re looking for potential readers (we already have Jèrriais, Cornish, Welsh & Irish)

  • Ahtna
  • Ainu
  • Alsatian
  • Assyrian
  • Basque
  • Bathari
  • Belarusian
  • Breton
  • Bubi
  • Chamorro
  • Chimiini
  • Faroese
  • Gen
  • Gondi
  • Gorwaa
  • Hawaiian
  • Hobyot
  • Inuktitut
  • Iwaidja
  • Kaike
  • Krahô
  • Kristang
  • Livonian
  • Manx
  • Maori
  • Mapudungun
  • Mvskoke
  • Occitan
  • Pashto
  • Patuá
  • Rohingya
  • Rotuman
  • Saami
  • Saqwaré
  • Sardinian
  • Scots
  • Scottish Gaelic
  • Shetlandic
  • Shughni
  • Soqotri
  • Tamajaght
  • Torwali
  • Veps
  • Western Armenian
  • Yiddish
  • Zoque