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
Book your tickets | http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/festivals-series/poetry-international
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