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)