83. Jan Wagner and Iain Galbraith

Jan Wagner is one of the most important German-language poets of the younger generation. Poetry readings and discussion with his award-winning translator Iain Galbraith. Jan Wagner was born in Hamburg in 1971 and now lives in Berlin. A poet, essayist and translator of British and American poetry he has published six volumes of poetry and has received numerous awards. He appears with Iain Galbraith who translated Wagner’s Self-Portrait with a Swarm of Bees, which combines the poet’s unerring instinct for the surprising perspective on commonplace objects or events with a mischievous delight in the absurd detail. Self-Portrait with a Swarm of Bees won The Poetry Society’s prestigious Popescu European Poetry Translation Prize.