KE Fellow Spotlight on Rilke at the Southbank Poetry International 2014

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, 20 July 2014  |  12:00  |  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, 20 July 2014  |  14:00  |  Responses to Rilke  |  Post show discussion
Sujata Bhatt, Durs Grünbein, Patrick McGuinness and Don Paterson in conversation with Karen Leeder. FREE EVENT


Monday, 21 July 2014  |  12:30  |  Rilke Translation Masterclass  |  French with Patrick McGuinness
Monday, 21 July 2014  |  15:30  |  Rilke Translation Masterclass  |  German with Karen Leeder

Two wonderful hands-on translation workshops: 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.

Monday, 21 July 2014  |  18:00  |  Poetry International Finale including new poems by Durs Grünbein


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