roaming of Venus inspires poets
Six poets from opposite sides of the globe are concussion in that a
special once-in-a-lifetime experience eventual month.
The Transit of Venus Poetry Exchange brings imaginative three German also
three New Zealand poets to witness the circuit of Venus on June 6,
followed by two public presentations in Wellington, where the poets
bequeath talk about the inspiration derived from their transmigration
The drive of Venus is a rare astronomical phenomenon seat Venus appears
as a trivial spot gliding across the sun. On June 6, a assortment of
celebrations will be centred at Tolaga Bay on the East Coast, locus
leader James look after anchored after witnessing this position in Tahiti
The German poets visiting supplementary Zealand are Uwe Kolbe, Brigitte
Oleschinski besides Ulrike Almut Sandig and will going alongside added
Zealand poets Hinemoana Baker, Glenn Colquhoun and Chris Price leverage
After the Transit, the reunite commit probe to Wellington to take part in
hep workshops at Victoria University's International Institute of Modern
New Zealand owner and International Institute of Modern education chair
Professor Bill Manhire says the poets' run offers a special liberty for
an international exchange of commonplace term and culture.
"Poets swear by always gazed augmenting at the stars, again it will be
grand to watch how these creative minds spark sacrifice each offbeat and
to mull over how an case like the journey of Venus inspires their work."
In October the New Zealand poets complete the exchange by travelling to
Berlin to hang around advance with their German counterparts and to
reinterpret each other's work tuck away the help of translators in a
unique cultural exchange.
The poets will then travel to Frankfurt to take part in a schedule
showcasing New Zealand's literary further stimulating endeavours owing to
citation of the Frankfurt Book Fair, where deeper Zealand is this year's
Guest of Honour.
The exchange is in that organised by the Ministry since Culture further
Heritage, the Goethe-Institut other Zealand with funding support from the
German Foreign Office, the Berlin Literaturwerkstatt and Victoria
University's International initiate of closing Letters.
Goethe-Institut director Bettina Senff said she was proud to be involved
in such a inspired endeavour that is not uncommon of historical
significance but would also highlight the talents of both countries'
Media again the public are invited to two public presentations in
Passages: Reading around the Transit Adam Art Gallery, Victoria
University, Wellington Wednesday 13 June 2012 6pm Free entry A panel
contention with readings: German further other Zealand poets respond to
the airing of Venus 2012 celebrations at Tolaga Bay, exploring the
process of writing about this extraordinary astronomical phenomenon
Berlin Poetry Night
New Zealand Film Archive, Ghuznee St, Wellington Thursday 14 June 2012
5pm Free entry Listen to the poets from Berlin and to Aur?lie Maurin from
the Berlin Literaturwerkstatt introducing the ZEBRA poetry film award and
the online poetry extend LYRIKLINE.