ilb 2022 | Echo Echo. Post-Soviet Cosmopolis: Speaking in Many Tongues. Translingual Poetry
With Semyon Khanin and Eugene Ostashevsky
Post-Soviet poetry is created in many languages. What do polyphonic aesthetics stand for? How complicated can a relationship between language and identity get? As a Russian-speaking poet in Latvia, and a founding member of the bilingual poetry-performance group Orbita, Semyon Hanin works with Russian as a language without a country. As an English-speaking poet in New York (and also Berlin), Eugene Ostashevsky draws on twentieth-century avant-garde poetics to foreignize American English. The evening will consist of a multimedia performance followed by a discussion.
The event is part of the special programme Echo Echo. Post-Soviet Cosmopolis at the international literature festival berlin 2022. The series is a cooperation between the "Temporal Communities" Cluster of Excellence and the ilb.
Time & Location
Sep 11, 2022 | 08:00 PM
Collegium Hungaricum Berlin