Event: December 2019

10:00 PM

ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival 2019

Focus UK: Stiff Upper Verse

Event-Picture: Focus UK: Stiff Upper Verse Roseanne Watt (c) privat
Roseanne Watt (c) private

Lection & Talk

Reading with the poets: Simon Barraclough (England), Lucy English (England), Ifor ap Glyn (Wales) und | and Roseanne Watt (Scotland)
Hosted by: Lucy Jones

For Focus UK the Haus für Poesie has brought four poets across the Channel. All four have film versions of their poems in the festival and will be reading from their work in three different languages. Simon Barraclough from England has texts in his luggage which sound as though an android in “Blade Runner” had dreamed them. Lucy English writes poems about things that only appear simple and operates between page and stage with texts that are clever, witty and sexy. Ifor ap Glyn is the current National Poet of Wales. He writes poems in Welsh about the history of his country seen through the prism of his own memories. Roseanne Watt is a multi-media text and film maker who lives in the Shetland Isles. Her poems are pared down, based in mythology, unsettlingly precise, and soaked in Shetland dialect.

We will be talking to the poets about their writing, film versions of their poems and the fortune and difficulty of artistic translation.

English-German interpreting will be available for the event. The texts are available in German.

The reading “Stiff Upper Verse” is kindly supported by the British Council, StAnza – Scotland’s International Poetry Festival and ECHOO Konferenzdolmetschen.

Kino in der KulturBrauerei
Foyer 1. OG | upstairs

Schönhauser Allee 36, 10435 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg

Entrance fee:
6/4 €

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