Mar 21, 2022

Ramy Al-Asheq at UNESCO World Poetry Day

Date: Mar 21, 2022, 19:30 Uhr


Location: Maschinenhaus in der Kulturbrauerei, Knaackstraße 97, 10435 Berlin


Admission: 6/4 Euro


Photo: Rashad Alhindi

Since 2000, World Poetry Day has been held under the patronage of the German UNESCO Commission on March 21 each year. It recognises the importance of poetry, the diversity of language as a cultural asset and the significance of oral traditions. The Haus für Poesie in Berlin has organized the main event in Germany together with its partners, including Akademie Schloss Solitude, since the event’s inauguration. This year, current fellow Ramy Al-Asheq will represent Akademie Schloss Solitude, reading from his texts.

Poets appearing on stage this year include: Syrian-Palestinian poet Ramy Al-Asheq, who is based in Berlin. Athena Farrokhzad, born in Tehran, based in Stockholm. Her poetry melds lyrical, political and conceptual processes. Endre Kukorelly has built a poetic bridge between Hungary and Germany. Charlotte Warsen’s texts sound »like good jazz«, wrote Nico Bleutge in the Süddeutsche Zeitung. Michael Stauffer, an artist from Switzerland, is known for his spoken word performances. Marie Kaiser, a journalist at radioeins, will introduce the authors and moderate the evening.

Under the patronage of the German UNESCO Commission

A joint event held by the Haus für Poesie and the German UNESCO Commission, Akademie Schloss Solitude, the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program, the Kulturstiftung Schloss Wiepersdorf, the Collegium Hungaricum and the Internationales Künstlerhaus Villa Concordia.

Charlotte Warsen is unfortunately unable to attend the event as originally announced. Her place will be taken by the Ukrainian writer and performer Daryna Gladun.


Akademie Schloss Solitude - Ramy Al-Asheq at UNESCO World Poetry Day