“Adam Zagajewski’s poems open up new spaces in our everyday milieu – spaces that mirror our fears and hopes as if from another dimension. There is always room for more: places of possibility, spaces suffused with sensuality, mysticism, history. An affectionate glance at what we cannot or do not want to see gives us a glimpse, opening itself in passing as if light was suddenly flooding in through a small tear in the surface of the world. Let us pause and, with Adam Zagajewski, tarry a moment in this fleeting glory: for that which had been overlooked is now apparent.”
These are the words Anja Kampmann uses to describe her Dialogues author. Kampmann, born in Hamburg in 1983, studied at the University of Hamburg and at the Deutsches Literaturinstitut (German Institute of Literature) in Leipzig. She lives in Berlin and works as a freelance writer and translator. Her published works include two books of poetry –Proben von Stein und Licht (Samples of Stone and Light; Lyrik Kabinett edition published by Hanser, 2016) and Der Hund ist immer hungrig (The Dog is Always Hungry; 2021) – as well as the novel Wie hoch die Wasser steigen (How High the Waters Rise; 2018). Her work has won multiple accolades, the most recent of which include the Rainer Malkowski Prize and the Günter Kunert Literature Prize for Poetry.
Tickets: 9 euros / 6 euros (discount rate). Lyrik Kabinett members receive free admission. For more information, please visit the Lyrik Kabinett website. The event will be held in German.
LMU and the Lyrik Kabinett have worked together very intensively for over 30 years. The more than 70,000 works subsumed under the Lyrik Kabinett Foundation are available via OPAC to everyone related to LMU. Numerous events provide a fascinating insight into the current poetic landscape.