Exciting, innovative, lively and entertaining ... Describing the evenings of the Poetry Quartet has long since become superfluous – if you live in Munich and you are interested in literature you have probably experienced them already. The critical panel consisting of Kristina Maidt-Zinke, Hubert Spiegel and Florian Kessler will be joined by a guest to discuss three new poetry publications and subject an older volume of poetry to a ‘durability test’.

The Poetry Quartet was founded in 2011 by the German Academy for Language and Literature and the Lyrik Kabinett to bring the diversity of voices in poetry into public conversation. Previous guests include Nico Bleutge, Joachim Sartorius, Michael Krüger, Anja Utler, Albert von Schirnding, Nora Gomringer, Ijoma Mangold, Felicitas von Lovenberg, Hans Pleschinski and many others.