Event: March 2020
Cancelled! Poets in times of need: international poets react to Hölderlin
Lection & Talk
The series of events dedicated to the 250th anniversary of Friedrich Hölderlin (17.-19. March) is cancelled due to the current situation and the internationality of the project and it is expected to be postponed until the beginning of September.
Six poets from around the world, for whom Hölderlin is a literary cornerstone, will be exploring why his work still has such a huge aesthetic effect today. Some countries, such as Hungary, are enjoying an absolute Hölderlin boom, while in other countries the Hölderlin reception has been somewhat muted for decades. Is it Hölderlin the lover of justice who is attracting so much attention in Hungary and Iran? Or is it the master of strict form who is getting the young generation of poets in Lithuania, South America or South Korea to engage with his poetics? And why is it precisely in Greece that Hölderlin’s echo has remained so relatively weak? With Laurynas Katkus (Lithuania), Ali Abdollahi (Iran), Endre Kukorelly (Hungary), Thanassis Lambrou (Greece), Kim Jae-Hyeok (South Korea) and Ezequiel Zaidenwerg (Argentinia)
Reading and discussion, presented by Meike Feßmann and Michael Braun
German-English interpreting will be available for the event.
The Come! Into the Open series of events is sponsored by the Minister of State for Culture and the Media and the Literature Translation Institute of Korea (LTI Korea). We acknowledge the kind support of Literaturport and ECHOO Konferenzdolmetschen.Location:
Haus für Poesie
Knaackstr. 97, 10435 Berlin