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Europe in Poems - Light above land

LIGHT above land. Danish poetry from the Middle Ages to the present day

The ties between Denmark and Germany were already close in the past - but an anthology of the entire Danish poetry in German has been missing to this day. Peter Urban-Halle and Henning Vangsgaard make us comprehensive in their bilingual collection with a much too unknown world known and with one of the oldest and richest traditions in European literature: a great journey of discovery to the north.

The anthology will be presented with Danish poets and musicians (see right column).

As part of the German-Danish Cultural Friendship Year 2020 together with the Danske Akademi



Europe in Poems - Light above land
funded by
Danish Arts Foundation       Danmark Deutschland kultur 2020

Events

26 September 2020
Aahus

3 p.m.
Kaserne
Teatersal
Langelandsgade 139; Building 1585 -119
8000 Aarhus
Danmark


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)

Peter Urban-Halle

(* 1951), literary critic for Deutschlandfunk Kultur, FAZ, NZZ and Berliner Zeitung, has done numerous translations mainly from Danish. He has received several awards, including the German Youth Literature Prize in 2000 and the Danish Translator Prize in 2013. He is co-editor of the first comprehensive anthology with Danish poems in German translation, which will be published by Hanser Verlag in 2020. (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)