An Invitation to continue the Dialogue…
“The greatest accolade of the two-hundredth anniversary of the West-Eastern Divan would be if this lyrical dialogue, which Goethe started with Hafiz, were to continue for another 200 years.”
– Barbara Haus Schwepcke, in her Publisher’s Note to A New Divan
Has reading about the New Divan project inspired you to respond to Goethe’s West-Eastern Divan in your own way? To compose your own poems inspired by his themes, translate a poem, or engage in another way? Perhaps you’d like to use the project as the springboard for your school’s literature class or a poetry workshop.
Please send any ideas, reactions and requests for material to firstname.lastname@example.org
We’d love to hear from you!