Poetry Reading with Dr. Michael Speier
In his new poems Michael Speier shows how works of art become words, visiting Vermeer, Botticelli and Renoir. Oskar Kokoschka paints Chancellor Adenauer on Lake Como and Mark Rothko's famous Red reminds one of Berlin's culinary specialty: the currywurst. A number of texts were begun in 2015 by Speier as Max Kade's Writer-in-Residence at the Georgetown University in Washington, DC.
Michael Speier lives as an author and translator in Berlin. He has published numerous poems, lyric anthologies and translations of contemporary poetry from other languages. He teaches literary studies at universities in Germany and the USA, is the founder and editor of the literary magazine 'Park' and the 'Paul Celan Yearbook,' was head of the Poetry Festival Milan 2007, and is the editor of PO&SIE (Paris). For more information, please visit the event website. THIS EVENT WILL BE IN GERMAN.
Friday, September 15 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Edward B. Bunn, S.J. Intercultural Center, 450
37th and O St., N.W., Washington