Event: June 2019

06:00 PM

Poetry Talk

Walt Whitman – Leaves of Grass

Event-Picture: Walt Whitman – Leaves of Grass Kyle Dacuyan © privat
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Kyle Dacuyan (USA) The Poetry Project New York | Leopold von Verschuer (Germany) director in conversation with Ulla Haselstein (Germany) John F. Kennedy Institute of the Freie Universität Berlin

This year marks the 200th birthday of Walt Whitman, and he is essential if we want to understand the mentality and poetry of the USA. Leaves of Grass is his major work, “America’s treasure chest”. Thanks to the translation by poet Jürgen Brôcan it is available in full in German (as Grasblätter) and can be experienced on stage at the poesiefestival berlin. This Poetry Talk will be attempting to get to the bottom of how Whitman and his Leaves of Grass interrogate present-day USA and Europe.


English-German interpreting will be available for the event.

Project leader: Hendrik Schnittker

The Poetry Talk: Walt Whitman – Leaves of Grass is presented with the kind support of ECHOO Konferenzdolmetschen.

The event is accompanied by Walt Whtiman: Grasblätter - A Staging.

Akademie der Künste

Hanseatenweg 10, 10557 Berlin

Entrance fee:
6/4 €

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