Europe in Poems - Grand Tour

Europe is alive and well - maybe not so much as regards its difficult politics, but all the more as a continent with a young and incredibly lively poetry scene. Witness the new anthology "Grand Tour". Jan Wagner and Federico Italiano have collected the polyphony of this lyrical cosmos. Now they are embarking on a journey to visit twelve literary places. They will conduct readings and discussions there witz many poets represented in "Grand Tour".

This is what it looks like when you connect the places of the "Grand Tour". You start in Frankfurt and Brussels in the west, then drive southeast to Vienna, up to Berlin, and then back down to Belgrade... criss-cross Europe
Grand Tour
A Journey Through the Young Poetry of Europe
On behalf of the German Academy for Language and Literature
edidet by Federico Italiano and Jan Wagner
Carl Hanser Verlag

Europe in Poems – Grand Tour
funded by German Federal Cultural Foundation

Kulturstiftung des Bundes

20 September 2019
Lviv, Ukraine

Internationales Literaturfestival Lemberg


Lidija Dimkovska

(* 1971) is a poet, novelist, essayist, and translator of Romanian and Slovenian literature in Macedonian. She has published six books of poetry and three novels awarded and translated in numerous languages. She also edited three anthologies. (North Macedonia)

Federico Italiano

(* 1976 in Italy) is a poet, translator, publisher, essayist, literary critic and editor. He works as senior researcher at the Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften in Vienna and teaches general and comparative literature at the University of Munich (LMU). Together with his German colleague Jan Wagner, he is editor of the anthology GRAND TOUR. A VOYAGE THROUGH THE YOUNG EUROPEAN POETRY (2019). (Italy)

Halyna Kruk

(* 1974) is a poet, literary critic and translator. She is the author of six poetry collections, four books for children and has translated numerous poems and novels from Polish. Her works have been awarded several important national awards and have been translated into more than 20 languages. (Ukraine)

Miguel- Manso

(* 1979) has published eight books of poetry since his debut CONTRA A MANHA BURRA (2008). His highly acclaimed and awarded writings have been included in several significant anthologies and literary journals. He has collaborated with the theatre company Cão Solteiro, and produced and directed, with João Manso, the feature film BIBLIOGRAFIA (2013).(Portugal)

Ulrike Almut Sandig

(* 1979) is a poet and performer. Her poems have been widely filmed and awarded, including the Leonce and Lena Prize 2009. In addition to three volumes of poetry so far appeared two audiobooks, two short stories and numerous radio plays. In 2017 she was Poet in Residence at the University of Music and Dance Cologne, held the Mainz Poetry Lecturer and was awarded the Literature Prize Text & Language of the Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft. (Germany)

Jan Wagner

(* 1971) is a poet, translator of English poetry, essayist and critic. He received numerous scholarships and awards for his work, most recently the Georg Büchner Prize (2017). Together with his Italian colleague Federico Italiano, he is editor of the anthology GRAND TOUR. A VOYAGE THROUGH THE YOUNG EUROPEAN POETRY (2019). Jan Wagner is a member of the Deutsche Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung and other academies and lives in Berlin. (Germany)