05 Dec

Lyrik Kabinett: Munich Poetry Discourse

Opening hours / Beginning:

7:00 pm

5 December 2023


Lyrik Kabinett Amalienstraße 83a (Rückgebäude) 80799 München
Yevgeniy Breyger at the Lyrik Kabinett

Yevgeniy Breyger | © Heike Bogenberger, Lyrik Kabinett

It is rare to see an author go for poetological broke like this one does: “When a poem sees the need not merely to hold up a mirror to society, not just to be a magical moment, a whistle to be blown, a rubber glove to be worn once and discarded, but when it instead sets out to understand what the world is made of, at that point its substance transcends the frontier from a vapor to a liquid. It coagulates and is set in – real-world – motion.”

This ‘Munich Poetry Discourse’ takes as its premise the fundamental distinction between ‘truth’ and ‘truthfulness’. It charts a course from the beginning of all things through myths and fairy tales to the present before finally arriving in the future, which, for Yevgeniy Breyger, is tied to a weighty promise: the promise of fighting with every word »for the cause, for you and for me«. Why? Because: »To resist is to live«.

Breyger, born in 1989 in Kharkiv, is a poet who writes in German. The latest of his four poetry books published to date is Frieden ohne Krieg (Peace Without War; 2023). He has won a series of prizes: the Leonce and Lena Prize (2019), the Lyrikpreis München (Munich Poetry Prize; 2021), the Mondseer Lyrikpreis (Mondsee Poetry Prize) and the Christine Lavant Prize (2023).

Introduction and moderation: Frieder von Ammon

With the kind support of Bayern liest e.V. (Bavaria Reads).

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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