60. Versopolis: A Celebration of European Poetry

Born in rural East Germany, Ulrike Almut Sandig now lives with her family in Berlin. The performance poet started out pasting poems onto lamp posts in Leipzig and distributing them on flyers and free post cards. Multiple prize-winning collections followed and together with her translator Karen Leeder, she will present ‘powerful visual poems that resonate in the ear’. Danish poet, Theresa Salomonsen, was born in Aarhus. Her award-winning poetry collections include, Throw the Sky into the Sea and the long-form poem Song of Songs. In some ways, Salmonsen resembles the famous Danish poet Inger Christensen (author of Alphabet), as she deals with the tragedies of the world and an almost apocalyptic sense of loss of innocence.

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Supported by Versopolis and the Creative Europe
Programme of the European Union