17 – 22 April 2023

Poetica 8

"The Choral I − Writing in the name of"

Festival for World Literature from 17 to 22 April 2023 in Cologne

With the international authors: Daniela Danz (Germany), Logan February (Nigeria), Lionel Fogarty (Australia), Kim de l'Horizon (Switzerland), Kateryna Kalytko (Ukraine), Els Moors (Belgium), James Noël (Haiti), Patti Smith (USA), Sukirtharani (India) and Zheng Xiaoqiong (China).

Writing and composing poetry in someone's name can be both: successful representation or violent appropriation.

What does it mean to write poetry in the name of a community today? How does poetic speech in the we-form legitimise itself? Who is allowed to speak for or against which community? Which poetic speech in whose name is appropriate and necessary?

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In cooperation with the University of Cologne