Goethe-Institut Hosts Marathon Reading of European Poetry in Motion®
TWIG - The European Union marks its 50th anniversary in May. Here in our nation's capital, the 27 member states of the European Union present their rich cultural diversity with the project European Poetry in Motion®, displaying selected poems from all member states in the Washington, DC metro bus system.
Saturday, May 5, 2-7 pm: The Goethe-Institut hosts a marathon reading of all 136 poems (five from each country), read aloud in their original language and the English translation by representatives chosen by the member states, including cultural counsellors, actors, and the award-winning translator of Danish poet Inger Christensen, Susanna Nied. No charge. (Read all the poems online atwww.europeanpoetryinmotion.eu)
Moderated by poet Ernie Wormwood, reviewer for the Montserrat Review. Ernie has been published in the anthologies Poetic Voices without Borders and Only the Sea Keeps: Poetry of the Tsunami. She recently appeared on NPR's "The Poet and the Poem from the Library of Congress".
European Poetry in Motion® is a project of the Cultural Counselors Roundtable of the member states of the European Union in Washington, DC in cooperation with the Delegation of the European Union Commission in Washington, DC, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts), and the Poetry Society of America, as well as local supporters.
About the Goethe-Institut: Mutual understanding
among nations by promoting international cultural dialogue: this is the
ambitious mission of the Goethe-Institut. On behalf of the Federal Republic
of Germany, cultural institutes around the world provide cultural programs,
language courses, support to educators, and up-to-date information on
Germany in the context of Europe. Founded in 1990, Goethe-Institut
Washington, DC is a center for German culture and language, and for the
coordination of media projects for all of North America. From its location
in the newly revitalized Downtown, the Goethe-Institut Washington reaches
out to both individuals and organizations in the community, bridging the
past, present, and future with a variety of high-quality events.
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