23 Jan

Lyrik Kabinett: My Prince, I Am The Ghetto

Opening hours / Beginning:

7:00 pm

23 January 2024


Lyrik Kabinett Amalienstraße 83a (Rückgebäude) 80799 München
Dinçer Güçyeter

Dinçer Güçyeter | © palagrafie

“Here begins the exploration of a new language” is a verse in Dinçer Güçyeter’s poem Der Junge im Blaumann (The Boy in the Boiler Suit), which appears in the book Aus Glut geschnitzt (Carved From Embers), published in 2017. At the time, the author still drove a forklift truck for a living. Yet his passion for poetry – both his own and that of other authors – had long since become the spark that ignited his activities. Today, his readings fill lecture theaters. His poems – but also his wit and spontaneous stage presence – routinely enthrall his audiences.

Born in Nettetal, Germany, in 1979, Dinçer Güçyeter served a toolmaking apprenticeship before setting up his own publishing house ELIF. Since 2012, he has also published his own poetry via this channel. For Mein Prinz, ich bin das Ghetto (My Prince, I Am The Ghetto; 2021), his fourth volume of verse, he won the Peter Huchel Prize in 2022. In the fall of 2022, he also published his first novel, Unser Deutschlandmärchen (Our German Fairy-Tale), which also embeds lyrical material in the narrative – and which won the author the 2023 Leipzig Book Fair Prize in the Fiction category. Tonight, Güçyeter will read from his poetry books and from unpublished works.

Moderator and literary critic Beate Tröger will host this lyrical retrospective. Born in Selb, Germany, in 1973, Tröger writes reviews for numerous media, is a regular radio voice (on DLF, SWR and WDR) and also sits on juries – for the SWR top title rankings and the Huchel Prize, for example.

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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