Event: October 2020
Atlanta Poetry Festival and Translation Summit
VERSschmuggel/reVERSible: A Virtual Journey
With Brenda Shaughnessy, Anja Kampmann, Sandra Meek, Yevgeniy Breyger, Jericho Brown, Georg Less, Linda Gregerson, Mario Chard, Ronya Othmann, Ilya Kaminsky and Dagmara Kraus, Karolina Golimowska
Hosted by: Ilya Kaminsky, Jericho Brown, Sandra Meek and Mario Chard
All events will happen on line via Zoom or BlueJeans.
MON 26 Oct | 6.10-6.50 pm
SUMMIT ON TRANSLATION
With Ronya Othmann | Anja Kampmann | Dagmara Kraus | Brenda Shaughnessy | Ilya Kaminsky
As part of the inaugural Atlanta Poetry Festival and Translation Summit, Westminster is hosting an international panel and discussion. After translating each other’s poetry last summer in Berlin, three poets writing in English and three poets writing in German will meet again to discuss their experience and address the role translation plays in their lives as artists and citizens of various nations, cultures, and identities.
MON 26 Oct | 9-10.15 pm
READING: HIGH AS THE WATERS RISE
With Anja Kampann and Anne Posten
A Reading of High as the Waters Rise, authored by Anja Kampmann and translated from the original German to English by Anne Posten. The novel is a current finalist for the National Book Award: Anja Kampmann and Anne Posten will attend
THU 27 Oct | 9-10.15 pm
POETRY'S ROLE IN A DIVISIVE WORLD
Conversation with Jericho Brown | Yevgeniy Breyger | Georg Less
Should poetry take on an activist role, or should it offer an alternative to our contentious political world, or does it do both? In this conversation, the role of poetry in an era of deep division and distrust will be discussed, with a focus on the current racial reckoning in the US and the persistence of antisemitism in Germany. The conversation and Q&A will be conducted in English; however, a translator will be on hand, so the audience may pose questions in English or German.
WED 28 Oct | 11 pm
Public Conversation with Linda Gregerson | Karolina Golimowska (reading for Ulrich Koch) | Brenda Shaughnessy | Anja Kampmann
Zoom Webinar Link
THU 29 Oct | 8-9.30 pm
FINAL PUBLIC READING
With all poets