12 Mar

Lyrik Kabinett: I hope for miracles / and take a stance

Opening hours / Beginning:

7:00 pm

12 March 2024


Lyrik Kabinett Amalienstraße 83a (Rückgebäude) 80799 München

Doris Runge | © Reiner B. Binkowski

Pas de deux, “Couple disappears / Image freezes”. Doris Runge’s latest book of verse, von liebe viel (A Lot About Love; published by Wallstein, 2023), is a collection of images frozen in time, distilled from 40 years of the author’s eloquent grapplings with love, the forms it can take and the milieu that surrounds it.

It is the “promise of a secret relationship for which love is not an inapposite word”, to quote Heinrich Detering in the volume’s epilogue. Detering emphasizes the centrality of love poetry in Runge’s oeuvre. Words are the mold into which she pours moments of love – including the moments before, afterward and in-between. Everything is always in motion: “Don’t stand still / Turn the page”.

Highlights of the evening also touch on Runge’s earlier volumes: die schönsten versprechen (The Most Beautiful Promises; 2022) and man könnte sich ins blau verlieben (One Could Fall In Love With Blue; 2017).

Doris Runge, born in Carlow in 1943, has won a series of awards as a poet and author. She is President of Literatur im Weissen Haus (Literature in the White House) in the north German town of Cismar.

Heinrich Detering (moderation), born in Neumünster in 1959, is a literary scholar, lyricist and essayist and was recently appointed to the order Pour le mérite for science and the arts. He was a regular feature of the Lyrical Quartet discussions in Munich from 2011-2015.

With the kind support of Bayern liest e.V.

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.

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