„…grammatickt mamal aus…“

2023-06-14, 7:30 PM

Kleines Parkett 8/6€ | Tickets


“How much poetic furor has been suffocated by the stench of diapers, quite literally in the muck, without even making it to the trash?” asks poet Dagmara Kraus in her polemic essay on poetry and motherhood. Other poets writing about motherhood found collectives, understandably called “CARE RAGE.”

Ursula Andkjær Olsen, Tjawangwa Dema, Athena Farrokhzad, Joanna Mueller, and Alice Notley write about motherhood, mother figures, pregnancy and childbirth, miscarriage, and abortion. In their poems, they seek a language to describe existential questions of motherhood and its archetypes.


Together with poet Uljana Wolf, they will talk about their texts, about the compatibility of poetry and care work, and about what it means to be both mother and artist in a world that structurally disadvantages mothering.


Moderation: Uljana Wolf

Project management: Jutta Büchter

The event will be interpreted English-German.

With kind support by ECHOO Konferenzdolmetschen

Danish Arts Foundation, Embassy of the United States of America, Schwedische Botschaft, Swedish Arts Council. The 24th poesiefestival berlin is a project of Haus für Poesie in cooperation with Akademie der Künste and is supported by Hauptstadtkulturfonds.