Colloquium: New Media for Poetry Poetry's audience today Nora Gomringer
Sun. 6 June 11 am - 4 pm Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg 10, Club Room
Featuring Marco Beckendorf hochroth Verlag, Berlin Nora Gomringer writer and director of the international artists' house Villa Concordia, Bamberg Jörg Hecker heckerconsult / lyrikline.org, Berlin Andreas Heidtmann poetenladen.de, Leipzig / Berlin Bas Kwakman director Poetry International Rotterdam Dieter Mersch media scholar and philosopher, Potsdam Armin Schäfer literary scholar, Berlin Anja Utler writer, Regensburg introduced by Stephan Porombka literary scholar, Berlin/Hildesheim
Books of poetry are rarely bestsellers. Many large publishers are retreating from this minority-interest business altogether. Poetry, so it seems, must find new ways to reach its audience. Where will poems appear in future, and what will they look like? An interdisciplinary discussion about new media for poetry.
With the kind support of the Foundation for Prussian Sea Trade.
Poetry Discussion: Ghosts, Gardens and Avant-Garde. Cole Swensen and the serial poem
Sun. 6 June 5 pm Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg 10, Club Room
Featuring Cole Swensen writer, USA Uljana Wolf writer, Germany
Uljana Wolf, poet and translator of Cole Swensen, will be talking to her about her 'serial poems' and the state of experimental American poetry.
With the kind support of the Embassy of the United States of America.
Poetry Discussion: The Worlds of Mohammed Bennis
Sun. 6 June 6.30 pm Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg 10, Club Room
Featuring Mohammed Bennis Morocco Introduced by Michael Roes writer, Germany
Mohammed Bennis, one of the most significant voices of the Maghrebian culture, will be providing insights into his work and the poetry worlds of North Africa.
Bilingual Love: Poetry from the Maghreb
Sun. 6 June 8 pm Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg 10, Kleines Parkett
Featuring Mohammed Bennis Morocco Siham Bouhlal Morocco Bouzid Herzallah Algeria Salem Okaly Libya Youssef Rzouga Tunisia Habib Tengour Algeria Introduced by Michael Roes writer, Berlin
The Maghreb, Arabic for 'West', is the cultural link between the Arabic and European worlds, where Jewish, Christian and Islamic influences meet and Africa and Europe merge. poets from the four countries comprising the Maghreb will be presenting the poetic dimensions and range of the multi-lingual North-West of Africa. ´
With the kind support of: the Embassy of the Republic of France, Heinrich-Böll-Haus Langenbroich e.V., Heinrich Böll Foundation.
Sun. 6 June 10 pm Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg 10, Hall 3
Featuring Ithran Morocco/Belgium
Ithran is one of the best-known Berber bands and revolutionised North African music by combining Oriental and Western influences. Their lyrics are provided by collaboration with Berber poets such as Said Moussaoui and Ahmed Alkadiri.