Ulrike Almut Sandig and Karen Leeder

Nottingham, 26 February 2015

Ulrike Almut Sandig and Karen Leeder (Photo by H. Bartel)
Ulrike Almut Sandig and Karen Leeder (Photograph H. Bartel)

The voices of Ulrike Sandig and Karen Leeder resonate with each other in a reading that combines material from Sandig’s poetry anthologies Streumen and Dickicht, unpublished work and the prose collection Buch gegen das Verschwinden (2015).

Ulrike Almut Sandig, was born in the former GDR and now lives in Berlin. She began by pasting poems on to lampposts in Leipzig, and on flyers and on postcards, which were given away free. To date she has published three volumes of poetry (Zunder [2005], Streumen [2007], Dickicht [2011]) and two prose volumes (Flamingos [2010], Buch gegen das Verschwinden [2015]). Other publications include radio plays and audiobooks of poetry and pop music.

Karen Leeder is Professor of Modern German Literature and Fellow/Tutor at New College, Oxford. She has published widely, both on modern German culture and literature, especially poetry. A poet in her own right and prize-winning translator of contemporary German poetry into English, Karen Leeder is currently the TORCH Knowledge Exchange Fellow at the Southbank Centre, London.

This event is sponsored by the Keith Spalding Bequest Fund