Event: June 2019
Fatemeh Shams – When They Broke Down the Door
Lection & Talk
Fatemeh Shams (Iran & USA) writer in conversation with Maryam Aras (Germany) Iranian scholar and literary journalist
Fatemeh Shams is a stateless poet-scholar, based at University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A, where she teaches Persian Literature. Shams’ poems are personal artistic reflections of a life in exile, that affects so many in the 21st Century. They tell of people for whom the homeland is only “a sad past without an end” as she writes in one of her lines. In strong imagery, Shams condenses experienced suffering into texts that point beyond it in their beauty. She will be talking to Maryam Aras about writing poetry in exile, about poetry and politics.
English-German interpreting will be available for this event.
Project leaders: Alexander Gumz | Matthias Kniep
The Poetry Talk: Fatemeh Shams – When they kicked in the door is presented with the kind support of the German Foreign Ministry and ECHOO Konferenzdolmetschen.
Akademie der Künste
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