“No Poetry About War:” An Evening with Sasha Marianna Salzmann, Valzhyna Mort, and Ulrich Baer (April 14th)
“No Poetry About War:” An Evening with Sasha Marianna Salzmann, Valzhyna Mort, and Ulrich Baer, © Noah Brooks Phot
Deutsches Haus at NYU presents readings by acclaimed authors Sasha Marianna Salzmann and Valzhyna Mort, from their latest works, followed by a conversation – with a thematic focus on writing in times of turmoil and war – with Ulrich Baer (NYU).
Valzhyna Mort is a poet and translator born in Minsk, Belarus, who writes in English and Belarusian. She is the author of three poetry collections, Factory of Tears (Copper Canyon Press 2008), Collected Body (Copper Canyon Press 2011) and, mostly recently, Music for the Dead and Resurrected (FSG, 2020). Her work has been honored with the Lannan Foundation fellowship, the Amy Clampitt fellowship, and the Bess Hokin Prize from Poetry. Her work has been shortlisted for the Forward Prize for the Best Single Poem, and has appeared in Best American Poetry, The New Yorker, Poetry, Poetry Review, Poetry International, Granta, and many more Sasha Marianna Salzmann is a playwright, novelist, curator, and director. They were the co-founder of the culture magazine freitext and the artistic director of the experimental stage STUDIO Я. Salzmann also co-founded NIDS – New Institute for Drama, where they gave workshops on political writing. Their theatrical work is translated, shown, and awarded in over 20 countries. Their essays appear in newspapers such as Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and Neue Züricher Zeitung. Ulrich Baer (moderator) is a University Professor at New York University where he teaches literature and photography. His books include Remnants of Song: The Experience of Modernity in Charles Baudelaire and Paul Celan; Spectral Evidence: The Photography of Trauma; The Rilke Alphabet; What Snowflakes Get Right: Free Speech, Equality and Truth in the University, and, as editor and translator, The Dark Interval: Rilke’s Letters on Loss, Grief and Transformation; the German edition of Rainer Maria Rilke's Prose, and, with Amir Eshel, Hannah Arendt zwischen den Disziplinen.
Date and Time: 6:00 - 7:30pm on Friday, April 14th 2023
Location: In-person at Deutsches Haus at NYU, 42 Washington Mews, New York, NY 10003