Volker Braun Reading

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The German poet will give a special reading of old and new work and answer questions with David Constantine and Karen Leeder.

Twenty-five years since the fall of the Berlin Wall the poet Volker Braun will give a special reading of old and new work and answer questions with David Constantine and Karen Leeder. He will introduce Rubble Flora: Selected Poems (2014), the first collection of his poetry in English and covering poems over 50 years. Introduced by Ian Wallace.
 

What I never owned, they’ve taken even this. 
What I never lived, I know I’ll always miss.
It was hope that came before this fall,
My property, you flog from stall to stall.
When will I say mine again and mean of all.
From ‘Property’ (1990)

Everyone welcome; contact Karen.Leeder@new.ox.ac.uk.

Audience: Open to all

Media: Rubble Flora

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