VERSschmuggel - reVERSible Belfast-Berlin
The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen's University, Belfast is delighted to be partnering with Haus für Poesie, Berlin on an exciting new translation project, with the support of the British Council's International Collaboration Grants.
In September 2022, poets and lecturers at the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen's University Belfast Dr Leontia Flynn, Professor Nick Laird, and Dr Stephen Sexton travelled to Berlin to work with three German poets on new translations of their poems.
The resulting dual-language anthology of poems launches this Sat 25 Mar 2023 at 6.30pm in the Brian Friel Theatre, 20 University Square, Belfast. We will hear poems and their translations by Nick Laird and Saskia Warzecha, Stephen Sexton and Sonja vom Brocke, Leontia Flynn and Kenah Cusanit. This will be followed by a short discussion on the challenges and insights from the translation process with the poets and colleagues from Haus für Poesie, Berlin.
A free copy of the anthology is available to all those attending on the night. Copies will also be gifted to neighbouring schools and libraries.
Find out more about the launch event and register attendance here.
VERSschmuggel - reVERSible Belfast-Berlin is a joint project of Haus für Poesie and the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen's University Belfast, funded by the British Council's International Collaboration Grants.
Notes to Editor:
1. About the Seamus Heaney Centre
Since 2003 the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s has been home to some of the UK and Ireland’s foremost poets, novelists, scriptwriters, and critics. Building on a literary heritage at Queen’s that stretches back to the 1960s ‘Belfast Group’, the Centre is dedicated to excellence and innovation in creative writing and poetry criticism.
2. About the Haus für Poesie
Since 1991, the Haus für Poesie has been promoting and supporting all areas of literature, as the written word and in conjunction with other art forms. It is the venue where contemporary poetry in all its diversity is showcased and discussed.
Further Information contact:
Rachel Brown | Centre Coordinator | Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s | firstname.lastname@example.org | +44(0)28 9097 1077