Tamagotchi Life Support, 2017 Installation in Natural History Museum Arad
Photo: Sarang Sena
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 Maaz Bin Bilal will represent Akademie Schloss Solitude, reading from his texts.
This year’s stage features: The Indian poet Maaz Bin Bilal (born 1986 in Delhi), the Syrian poets Kholoud Charaf (born 1981 in Al-Mojaimr) and Hanadi Zarka (born 1974 in Latakia), and the Belarusian poets Volha Hapeyeva (born 1982 in Minsk) and Zmicier Vishniou (born 1973 in Debrecen). Marie Kaiser, 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, and the Kulturstiftung Schloss Wiepersdorf