Summit of the senses. An evening of poetry with Sujata Bhatt, John Burnside, Esther Kinsky, Marion Poschmann and Jan Wagner

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lit.COLOGNE 2020

Summit of the senses. An evening of poetry with Sujata Bhatt, John Burnside, Esther Kinsky, Marion Poschmann and Jan Wagner


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Three women and one man. Two experts in the German language and two virtuosos of English. Four poets who pursue natural phenomena with unique language and unflagging originality, turning the apparently familiar world around us into something amazing. Marion Poschmann (born in 1969) presents her anthology, Nimbus, whose title draws together cloud cover and halo, shade and glory. In Schiefern [“Slates”], Esther Kinsky (born in 1956) studies the flora and fauna of the Inner Hebrides. From there it’s only a small jump to John Burnside (born in 1955) and his Instructions for a Sky Burial. The poet Sujata Bhatt, who was born in India in 1956 and grew up in the USA, sees the whole world as her home and as material for her poems (The Stinking Rose). This collection was translated by Jan Wagner, who put together this evening’s program and will guide us through it.

  • Monday 16 March

    Monday
    16. March 2020
    19:30

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    Wallrafplatz 5
    50667 Köln

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Mitwirkende

Esther Kinsky

Esther Kinsky was born in 1956 in Engelskirchen and lives in Berlin…

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Jan Wagner

Born in Hamburg in 1971, Jan Wagner published his first collection of…

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John Burnside

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Marion Poschmann

Marion Poschmann was born in 1969 in Essen. She studied German…

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Sujata Bhatt

Sujata Bhatt, born in 1956 in Ahmedabad, is known around the world as…

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Books

Anweisungen für eine Himmelsbestattung

Anweisungen für eine Himmelsbestattung

John Burnside

Aus dem Englischen von Iain Galbraith

Hanser

978-3-446-25266-0

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Nimbus

Nimbus

Marion Poschmann

Suhrkamp

978-3-518-42924-2

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Schiefern

Schiefern

Esther Kinsky

Suhrkamp

978-3-518-42921-1

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Die Stinkrose

Die Stinkrose

Sujata Bhatt

Aus dem Indischen von Jan Wagner

Hanser Verlag

978-3-446-26556-1

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