New Divan Website Launch, 24th June 2020

24/06/2020 Zoom

On Wednesday 24th June Gingko celebrated the launch of its New Divan website with a special celebration of poetry across borders. The event took place virtually via Zoom. Poetry readings by New Divan poets Nujoom al-Ghanem, Mourid Barghouti, Tara Bergin, Gonca Ozmen and George Szirtes were accompanied by discussions with… Read More

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19: Poetry Weekend at Lancaster Literature Festival: A New Divan lyrical dialogue between East and West

21/03/2020 The Storey Auditorium, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1TH

We are delighted to welcome Tara Bergin, Paul Farley and Sean O’Brien to read their English versions of poems by Angélica Freitas, Raoul Schrott and Gilles Ortlieb which they created for the New Divan project. Delphine Grass and Emily Spiers, of the Department of Languages and Cultures at Lancaster University,… Read More

A New Divan – Festival of Music and Poetry at the Barenboim-Said Akademie, Berlin

20/11/2019 Barenboim-Said Akademie, Berlin

From 18-20 November 2019, the Barenboim-Said Akademie and Gingko celebrated the 200th anniversary of the publication of the West–östlicher Divan with three days of music, literature and art, culminating in the launch of A New Divan, a volume of newly commissioned poetry published by Gingko in English and Suhrkamp in… Read More

Adonis and Khaled Mattawa: A New Divan

20/10/2019 Southbank Centre, London

This event marked the 200th anniversary of the publication of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s great work of world literature, the West-East Divan, with readings and discussion from two internationally renowned poets: the renowned Syrian poet Adonis, known as ‘the grand old man of poetry, secularism and free speech in the Arab… Read More