Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk, Arts Cafe
NORBERT LANGE was born in Gdynia, Poland, in 1978 and came to Germany with his parents in 1981, where he grew up in the Rhineland. He studied Art History, Philosophy and Jewish Studies in Berlin, then Literature at the German Literature Institute in Leipzig. In his poems he seeks an “intensive exchange with the voices of the poetic tradition and the poetic energies of poetic predecessors. What emerges is enormous poetic friction heat” (Michael Braun).
Since 2008 Lange has been living in Berlin. He is a founder member of the ‘Lyrikknappschaft Schöneberg’ and was editor of the trilingual literary magazine radar. In 2009 and 2010 he led the poetry chat in eMultipoetry, a European project for collectively writing poems. He and the poet Léonce W. Lupette edit the magazine Karawa.net.
So far he published two books of poetry and a collection of essays as well as bilingual selections of british and north american poets, among them Charles Bernstein, Allen Fisher, Charles Olson, George Oppen and Jerome Rothenberg.
Sponsored by: Kelly Writers House & the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures