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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

Events

26 September 2020
Humlebæk near Copenhagen, Denmark

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)