Enheduanna: the first named poet
Despite the great distance in
time and space between the city of Ur in 2300 BCE and the London
suburb of Enfield today, Enheduanna’s poetry touched the hearts
and stimulated the poetic juices of the Salisbury House poets.
It was bucketing with rain outside but there was a full-house
for a slide-illustrated talk and recitation in English by Fran
Hazelton and a recorded reading in Sumerian by Janette Yacoub.
Harpist Tara Jaff provided the musical accompaniment. The
presentation was illustrated with a slide show produced by Emily Elizabeth and Jennifer Iles.