Live poetry: Fail Better 2020: Che Guevara,  16 March, London


A look inside the little green notebook of Che Guevara – the poet that never was. 

On the 19 October 1967 the world was rocked by the news that Che Guevara, international symbol of rebellion, was dead. When he died Guevara was carrying a backpack and in it only a handful of items. In amongst 12 rolls of film, a score of maps, a broken radio and a few diaries was a little green notebook. Inside, carefully scribbled out by hand, were not the battle plans of revolutionaries but his favourite poems.

Join us to explore Guevara’s self-identified failure as a writer and the tender musings of the poets whose words he lived and died by as we bring Guevara’s infamous personal anthology to life. Expect readings of his most treasured poems in both Spanish and English with work by Pablo Neruda, Nicolás Guillén, César Vallejo and León Felipe.

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Venue: Wilton’s Music Hall London

16 March 2020 7.30pm

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