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2022-06-20, 11:00 AM

For the third time ever, school classes were invited to engage with the work of an important contemporary English-language voice as part of a competition organized by the British Council and the Haus für Poesie. This year, young people composed a poetic response to the poem “Silence/Presence” by British Ted Hughes Prize winner Raymond Antrobus.

The event will be held in English.

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MO 20.6. | 11.00–12.00 | Clubraum | Free entry

With Raymond Antrobus, poet Jamaica/UK

Presentation: British Council

7th -12th grade & others interested

Project leaders: Lucy Curzon, Karla Montasser, Lena Scheitz

The AWARD CEREMONY AND READING: Silence/Presence is kindly supported by the British Council Berlin and Aktion Mensch.

Raymond Antrobus takes part in the festival as part of the European poetry platform Versopolis, funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

The poesiefestival berlin is a project of the Haus für Poesie in cooperation with the Akademie der Künste, with support from the Hauptstadtkulturfonds.