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 The 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

The Divan Sessions: A New Divan

15/08/2019 Edinburgh International Book Festival

The West-Eastern Divan was Goethe’s last major body of poetry, a tribute to Persian verse. To celebrate its bicentenary, A New Divan brings together 24 poets from West and East in a dialogue exploring otherness. This major international event brought together a brilliant array of acclaimed poets from East and West, including Don… Read More