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Durs Grünbein Porzellan 75 years after the bombing of Dresden

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 18:00
Mahindra Humanities Centre Harvard, Nebel Room, Barker 359

Delighted to be talking about Durs Grünbein, Poem vom Untergang meiner Stadt (2005) and my translation of it Porcelain: Poem on the Downfall of my City, at the Mahindra Centre for the Humanities in Boston in March.  It is seventy five years since the event that inspired this remakable cycle of poems (2005) and my translation will appear with new notes and a new canto in the Autumn with Seagull books. 

Ulrike Draesner in Oxford

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 11:45
Somerville College, New College

Just a teaser to warn you that Ulrike Draesner, fomer Writer in Resience at New College, will be back in Oxford in February reading, writing and leading translation and creative writing seminars. More news soon!

Translating Poetries: A Symposium for Translation Practitioners

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 09:00 to Friday, September 13, 2019 - 19:30
SOAS, University of London Djam Lecture Theatre Russell Square: College Buildings London WC1H 0XG

Translating Poetries: A Symposium for Translation Practitioners will gather 50 leading translation practitioners from around the world to discuss the practice of translating poetry. This two-day event will be hosted by the Poetry Translation Centre and SOAS University of London with support from Commonwealth Writers, Literature Across Frontiers and the National Centre for Writing. 

The aims of the symposium are:


Goodbyes to Europe

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 08:45
Abschiedslieder 1: an hour of music and words bathed in departure by Phil Smith at jazz dis-junction

Riveting Germans / Films available

Saturday, December 28, 2019 - 10:45
See interviews with Nino Haratischvili, Julia Franck and Durs Gruenbein and the British Library event 26.11.2019

No Man's Land 2019

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 11:45
Delighted to act as guest poetry editor for the new edition of No man's Land