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Poetry appreciation

LONDON WC2R: Poetry Society Annual Lecture

Date: Wednesday 22 February, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Price: £10/£8 concessions and Poetry Society members.
Venue address:
King’s College London, Safra Lecture Theatre, Strand Campus, London WC2R 2LS

Publicity material for this event says:

The Poetry Society Annual will be given by the German poet and translator Jan Wagner. Presented in association with King’s College London.

The Shedding of Skins and Schemes: a voice of one’s own and the voices of others

Jan Wagner is the outstanding German poet of his generation. His lecture, delivered in English, is on influence and the exchange of poetic ideas across borders; of the teachers poets must find for themselves (and then distance themselves from again). Interspersed with readings of some of his own poems, Wagner’s lecture draws on poets such as Rimbaud, Heym and Brecht, Popa, Pound and Hughes, and the poet-translators who have carried their work between cultures.

Wagner’s collection ‘Self-Portrait with a Swarm of Bees’ (Arc), translated by Iain Galbraith, won the Popescu European Poetry Translation Prize 2015. He has translated into German poets including Armitage, MacNeice, Shapcott, Simic and Sweeney.

The lecture will also tour to Oxford and Liverpool.

Contact:
Email marketing@poetrysociety.org.uk for more information.

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