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
[LOGO_DAF]       [LOGO_DD2020]

Danmark Deutschland Kultur 2020Danish Arts Foundation

29 June 2021

7 pm
Stiftung Lyrik-Kabinett
Amalienstrasse 83 / back yard
80799 Munich


Marlene Hastenplug

Marlene Hastenplug is an editor for Danish at the Institute of Scandinavian Studies at Goethe University Frankfurt on Main, where she teaches Danish Language and Literature. Since 2013 along with Ulrich Sonnenberg she manages workshops at Frankfurt Literaturhaus for young german speaking translators.

Mette Moestrup

(* 1969) had her debut in 1998. In 2002 her book »Golden Delicious« was released. She was known to a wider audence by »kingsize« (2006). In 2016 together with Naja Marie Aidt she wrote the poetry book »Omina« (plural of »omen«), which is about the character of amazon.

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)