German Poetry Roundtable – January 29

Join us for a very special discussion!

On Friday, January 29, the Poetry & Poetics Workshop presents a roundtable discussion on translation and contemporary German poetry with:

Christian Hawkey, Uljana Wolf and Monika Rinck

1:00 PM | Rosenwald Hall | Room 405

The event is co-sponsored by the Dean of the Humanities, the Department of Germanic Studies and the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Chicago.

Light refreshments will be provided.

DOWNLOAD>>>Poetry handout for roundtable [.pdf]

The discussion takes place on a visit co-sponsored by CHICAGO REVIEW to celebrate the publication of Issue 55:1 — “Seven Poets from Berlin.”

The visit will also include two bilingual readings by the poets in Chicago:

Goethe-Institut Chicago (150 N. Michigan Ave.)
Thursday, January 28, 6:00 PM

Myopic Books (1564 N. Milwaukee Ave.)
Saturday, January 30, 7:00 PM

All events are free and open to the public.


Christian Hawkey is the author of The Book of Funnels (Verse Press, 2005), the chapbook HourHour (Delirium Press, 2006), and Citizen Of (Wave Books, 2007); Ventrakl, a mixed-genre book written in collaboration with the poet Georg Trakl, is forthcoming from Ugly Duckling Presse.


Uljana Wolf is the author of kochanie ich habe brot gekauft (2005), which won the Peter-Huchel-Preis, and falsche freunde (2009, both kookbooks). Her poems have been translated into over a dozen languages, and are included in New European Poets (Graywolf, 2008), and Dichten = No. 10 (Burning Deck, 2008). She is currently translating Matthea Harvey, Cole Swenson, and Erin Moure into German.


Monika Rinck is the author of three books of poems, Verzückte Distanzen (Gedichte, zu Klampen!, 2004), zum fernbleiben der umarmung (kookbooks, 2007), Rincks Ding- und Tierleben / Helle Verwirrung (kookbooks, 2009); a book of essays, Ah, das Love-Ding (kookbooks, 2006); and an audiobook, Pass auf, Pony! (2009). In 2008 she received the Ernst-Meister-Preis für Lyrik.
(Photo credits: Timm Koelln & Ute Rinck)


Billy Junker – January 11th

Join us for our first workshop of the winter quarter!

On Monday, January 11, the Poetry & Poetics Workshop and the Renaissance workshop present:

Billy Junker | Department of English and Committee on Social Thought

5:00 PM | Rosenwald Hall | Room 405

We will discuss his paper titled:

“Spenser’s Disarmed Cupid and the Experience of the 1590 Faerie Queene

Light refreshments will be provided.

Please read the paper below in advance of the workshop.

DOWNLOAD>>>Junker Workshop [.pdf]

Winter 2010 Poetry & Poetics Workshop Schedule

Welcome back from winter break! We are pleased to announce the Winter 2010 schedule for the Poetry & Poetics Workshop.

Again, all Poetry & Poetics Workshops will take place Mondays at 4:30pm-6:00pm in Rosenwald 405 unless otherwise noted.

For more information, or to be added to the Poetics listserv, please contact Joel Calahan.

Winter 2010 Poetry & Poetics Workshop Schedule

  • January 11 | Billy Junker | Department of English and the Committee on Social Thought
    on Spenser

NB: special time of 5:00 PM-6:30 PM; co-presented with the Renaissance Workshop

  • January 25 | David Simpson | Department of English, University of California-Davis
    “Poetry with Small Print: The Romantic Epic”
    Note special location: Classics 110, 4:30 PM

co-presented with the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Cultures Workshop

  • January 29 | Monika Rinck, Christian Hawkey and Uljana Wolf
    a discussion on contemporary German poetry and translation
    Note special time and location: Social Sciences Tea Room, Friday, January 29, 1:00 PM

co-sponsored by the Poetry & Poetics Workshop with Chicago Review and the Goethe-Institute Chicago

  • February 1 | Jon Geltner | Department of English
    “Genre, Geography and Visionary Poetics in the Life and Work of Kenneth White”
  • February 15 | Stephanie Anderson | Department of English
    “Typewriter and Text: Reading Materiality in Ted Berrigan’s The Sonnets
  • March 1 | Keith Tuma | Department of English, Miami University of Ohio
    on Trevor Joyce and Stephen Rodefer