Poetry is not just a written act. It is also performative. The great Dante Alighieri performed his own great epic in front of live audiences, who were, reportedly, held spellbound. His rendition was so impassioned, and his visage so dark, that many thought he had, indeed, truly been to hell.

The English Cantos and the broader creativity of The Wider Circle will be hosting a number of events over the next years. See details of them below.

The Wider Circle (Virtual Exhibition)

June 11th – 22nd, 2020

Visit our virtual exhibition!

Daily poetry readings from The English Cantos. Follow the journey through the HellWard.

Meet the poet, artists, and other collaborators.

Engage in interactive activities; explore a virtual exhibition using story, poetry, image, and choose your own path through it via a game.

“The Wider Circle” will introduce James Sale’s Divine Comedies and The English Cantos, startling yet accessible poems that describe a descent into hell and back, accompanied by evocative artwork by artists Linda Sale, Angela Perrett, and Judith Warbey.

“The Wider Circle” is for anyone who has an interest in our path through life’s travails, the triumph of the human spirit, and beauty beyond the merely literal.

Watch this space for more details!