Keston Sutherland is the most important member of the second generation of what is known as the Cambridge School, a Modernist movement that radically rejects a traditional understanding of poetry. Like his mentor J.H. Prynne, Sutherland is an exegete of Karl Marx. His long poem Hot White Andy on desire in the age of Late Capitalism has been celebrated in Jacket Magazine as the “most remarkable poem in English to have been published so far this century”. Sutherland will be talking to his translator Katharina Schultens and reading poems written specially for this event.
English-German interpreting will be available for this event. Project leaders: Alexander Gumz | Matthias Kniep
The Poetry Talk: Keston Sutherland – This Poetry Is Fucked is presented with the kind support of the German Foreign Ministry, the British Council and ECHOO Konferenzdolmetschen.