Lyrik-Empfehlungen 2024 – Lütfiye Güzel, CHRISTL MTH. & Diane Seuss

In the organizer's words:

Every year, ten poetry experts recommend ten volumes of poetry written in German and ten translated into German. Three of the volumes will be presented this evening:

In Frank: Sonette / frank: sonnets (Maro Verlag 2023, German translation: Franz Hofner), recommended by Kerstin Preiwuß, Diane Seuss (born 1956 in Michigan City, USA) outlines her life story, shaped by poverty, drugs and illness, in 128 sonnets, in "fragments / of a life that unfold / for me like pages of a flip book".

Lütfiye Güzel's (born 1972 in Duisburg) volume ich.soll.ruhiger.werden. (go-güzel-publishing 2023), recommended by Christian Metz, is a "questionable diary" and meditative self-observation. In multiple verses, some punctuated after each word, Güzel's minimalist "plain text poetry" (Metz) questions the validity of units of meaning: ""

In Ich glaub ich hasse mich (Haymon 2023), recommended by Sam Zamrik, CHRISTL MTH. addresses depression and self-hatred in an undisguised, raw and radically open manner and at the same time creates a space for self-empowerment through writing: "I still have a few pages to wave the white flag, in the mirror only to myself."

In reading and conversation: LütfiyeGüzel | CHRISTL MTH.

In video reading and conversation: Diane Seuss

Moderation: Lea Schneider

The poetry recommendations are a joint project of: Deutsche Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung, Stiftung Lyrik Kabinett, Haus für Poesie, Deutscher Bibliotheksverband and Deutscher Literaturfonds.

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Haus für Poesie Knaackstr. 97 10435 Berlin


Haus für Poesie
Haus für Poesie Knaackstraße 97 10435 Berlin

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