The Poetry Society Annual Lecture

Jan Wagner - The Shedding of Skins and Schemes: a voice of one’s own and the voices of others

Jan Wagner is the outstanding German poet of his generation. Join him for a lecture (in English) on the influence and the exchange of poetic ideas across borders; of the teachers poets must find for themselves (and then distance themselves from again). Interspersed with readings of some of his own poems, Wagner’s lecture draws on poets such as Rimbaud, Heym and Brecht, Popa, Pound and Hughes, and the poet-translators who have carried their work between cultures.

Monday 20 February 2017, 7pm Venue Shulman Auditorium, The Queen's College. Tickets are free but must be reserved. Book at

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