Poet and translator Michael Hulse discusses the inventive prose of W.G. Sebald (1945-2001), who has been described as “Memory’s Einstein” [New York Times Book Review]. Sebald’s novels include The Rings of Saturn, The Emigrants, Austerlitz and Vertigo.
Saturday, February 15, 1:00pm-6:00pm
Sunday, February 16, 9:30am-1:00pm Ellen Bryant Voigt has published six books of poetry—Claiming Kin, The Forces of Plenty, The Lotus Flowers, Two Trees, Kyrie, and most recently, Shadow of Heaven—as well as The Flexible Lyric, a collection of essays. She also co-edited with Gregory Orr Poets Teaching Poets: Self and the World, a collection of essays on craft by the faculty of the Warren Wilson MFA program.
John Felstiner discusses Chilean-born Pablo Neruda (1904-1973), who won the Nobel Prize in literature and Paul Celan (1920-1970), a German speaking Jewish poet born in Romania, who wrote “Deathfugue” in 1945, the most stunning poem to emerge from World War II. Rare recordings of the poets’ voices will be played.