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KE Fellow spotlight on Rilke at the Southbank Poetry International 2014

Professor Karen Leeder reading poetry

During her Knowledge Exchange Fellowship, Professor Karen Leeder has helped organize with her external partner,The Southbank Centre, a host of wonderful performances and workshops with writers from all over the world for Poetry International 2014 (17-21 July). Alongside a reading of Brecht and Margarete Steffin featuring Tom Kuhn and David Constantine, 2 performances by Durs Grünbein and a special event for David Constantine there is a specially curated series on the extrordinary poetic afterlife of Rainer Maria Rilke.

Sunday 20th July 12 noon

What if not Transformation…: Poetry After Rilke

Reading with Sujata Bhatt, Durs Grünbein, Patrick McGuinness and Don Paterson, introduced by Karen Leeder. One of a series of specially-curated events to look at the extraordinary afterlife of the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke in English. Includes newly commissioned poems by major poets.

Sunday 20th July 2pm

Responses to Rilke – Post show discussion

Sujata Bhatt, Durs Grünbein, Patrick McGuinness and Don Paterson in conversation with Karen Leeder. FREE EVENT

Monday 21st July

Two wonderful hands-on translation workshops: SPACES LIMITED

See what poets have done in their efforts to translate and version Rilke and enjoy the chance to work with prize-winning translators and try your own hand.  

Rilke Translation Masterclass: French with Patrick McGuinness 12.30pm

Rilke translation Masterclass: German with Karen Leeder 3.30pm

Monday 21st July 6pm

Poetry International Finale including new poems by Durs Grünbein


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