Dr. Thomas Wohlfahrt
Leiter / Director
-ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival
Knaackstrasse 97 (Kulturbrauerei)
Tel +49. 30. 48 52 45 0
Fax +49. 30. 48 52 45 30
lyrikline.org & ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival on September 24, 2011
Literaturwerkstatt Berlin, one of the founding members of the World Poetry Movement, will support the 100,000 Poets for Change project on 24 September 2011 with two poetry related presentations at the book fair in Gothenburg, Sweden, and online with a special lyrikline.org upload of poets from almost every continent.
lyrikline.org is the platform on the internet on which poems are available to listen to, and to read both in their original languages and various translations. There one can experience the melody, sound, and rhythm of international poetry, recited by the authors themselves.
This project of Literaturwerkstatt Berlin and more than 40 international partners makes poetry accessible and understandable for all, above and beyond national borders and language barriers. Since it started on the web in 1999, lyrikline.org has been visited more than 6.000.000 times by users from over 120 countries. At the moment lyrikline.org presents 770 poets, 7000 poems, 55 mother tongues and more than 9000 translations into 55 language.
On 24th of September 2011 lyrikline.org will present not 100.000, but 10 new poets: Amanda Aizpuriete (Latvia), Mary Jo Bang (USA), Lucía Estrada (Colombia), Yael Globerman (Israel), Nâzım Hikmet (Turkey), Ben Lerner (USA), Sainkho Namtchylak (Tuva), Silvio Rodriguez (Cuba), Tone Škrjanec (Slovenia) and Abdouldaim Ukwas (Libya)
On the same day at noon, Heiko Strunk, project manager from the beginning, will give a presentation of lyrikline.org at the book fair in Gothenburg in the frame of this year’s focus of the book fair ‘Three countries, one language”.
Later the same day, accompanied by the Swedish publisher and lyrikline partner, Rámus, Heiko Strunk will screen poetry films from the biannual ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival, an international forum for short films that deal with the content, aesthetics or form of poems, organized by Literaturwerkstatt Berlin. During this session, the two lyrikline.org poets Marie Silkeberg (Sweden) and Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl (Iceland) will present their films and their poetry.
ZEBRA Poetryfilmfestival is a very international festival, takes place all two years and is a project of Literaturwerkstatt Berlin. See some of ZEBRA Poetryfilmfestival Films.