• 2022-06-19, 11:00 AM
In a remarkable achievement of editing and publishing, the volume spotlights 60 Belarusian contemporary women poets. Editor Valzhyna Mort, herself an award-winning poet living in the United States, let her selection of the poems be guided by the thought that the volume ought to represent an imaginary space of encounter. Tonight, we want to give this encounter a real space: Six poets featured in the anthology will read their poems, speak with the publishers about writing and reading in Belarus today, and reveal what the volume means to them and the Belarusian literary scene as a whole.
The event will be interpreted Belarusian-to-German. A booklet with German translations of the poems will be published for the event.
SU 19.6. | 11.00 | Halle 3 | 10/7 €
With Swetlana Alexijewitsch, author and founder of publishing house Belarus/Germany | Maria Badzei, poet Belarus | Kryscina Banduryna, poet Belarus | Sabina Brilo, poet Belarus/Lithuania| Lina Kazakova, poet Belarus/USA | Alena Kazlova, author and head of publishing house Belarus | Nasta Mancewicz, poet Belarus | Tania Skarynkina, poet Belarus
Presentation: Katharina Narbutovič, translator Berlin| Uljana Wolf, poet Berlin
Project leaders: Ekaterina Tewes, Ekaterina Voronova
BELARUS – Anthology of (female) poets is kindly supported by the German Federal Foreign Office, the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the S. Fischer Foundation. A cooperation with ABA, the residency program AIR Berlin Alexanderplatz.
The poesiefestival berlin is a project of the Haus für Poesie in cooperation with the Akademie der Künste, with support from the Hauptstadtkulturfonds.