Wolf, Uljana

Uljana Wolf (c) Villa Massimo Alberto Novelli

Uljana Wolf, born in Berlin in 1979, is a poet, translator and essayist. She was awarded the Peter Huchel Prize for her debut volume “Kochanie ich habe Brot gekauft” (kookbooks 2005). Her latest volume “Etymologischer Gossip” (kookbooks 2021) combines essays and speeches. Uljana Wolf translates from English (including poems by Eugene Ostashevsky and Alice Notley).

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POETRY TALK: Kim Hyesoon & Don Mee Choi & Sool Park & Uljana Wolf

A Ghost of Collectivity

Clubraum 7/5€ | Tickets


Kim Hyesoon (born 1955 in Uljin, Kyŏngsangbuk-do, South Korea) is one of the world’s most important poets, but remains comparatively under-read in Germany. Her books, often described as surreal, are books of the dead, too. With work at once comic, abysmal, and disturbing, Kim Hyesoon builds phantasmagorical, imagistic worlds – fever dreams, traversed by camels and other beings. These poems include mermaids who ponder their twin nature, stones that give birth to rocks which transform into dogs, and deities presiding over festering garbage dumps.

Hyesoon, KimChoi, Don MeeWolf, Uljana