Events | Weltklang – Night of Poetry

Friday, June 11, 2021, 8:00 pm  |  Online

22. poesiefestival berlin

Weltklang—Night of Poetry is the opening in many voices of the poesiefestival berlin—this year in video format online. Poets from all parts of the world read, sing and perform in their seven native languages. They show the wealth of contemporary poetry, the diversity of its content, the wide range of its approaches and styles. The German translations will be faded in; many of the poems have been translated into German for the first time for Weltklang.

with Schloss Wiepersdorf-Alumna Judith Zander and Ichiko Aoba, Marieke Lucas Rijneveld, Marko Tomaš, Chus Pato, Peter Waterhouse, Ben Lerner, Hannah Lowe, Valzhyna Mort

Readings in German, Croatian, Dutch, Galician, Belarusian, English and Japanese with German subtitles.

Weltklang – Night of Poetry acknowledges the kind support of the Federal Foreign Office, the Kulturstiftung Schloss Wiepersdorf, the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands, the Nederlands Letterenfonds / Dutch Foundation for Literature, the Embassy of the USA and the Austrian Culture Forum.

Under the heading There lies Europe, the 22nd poesiefestival berlin from 11 to 17 June 2021 is investigating the poetry of Europe in all its diversity of forms and languages, and in spite of the pandemic is building poetic bridges across the continent. Multilingualism, the ambivalence of language policymakers to the languages, migration and diaspora – these are the thematic lines along which the Festival will be putting Europe to the test.

The poesiefestival berlin is a project by the Haus für Poesie


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