Time Shadows: Music – Chinese|German|American Neighborhood Poetry Collaboration

Poetry Reading
Thursday, February 23, 6:30 pm
Goethe-Institut Washington, 812 Seventh St. NW

Time Shadows: MusicChinese|German|American Neighborhood Poetry Collaboration

Over the last 150 years, Washington, DC’s Chinatown has been home to many immigrant groups. Each has contributed to the vibrancy and diversity of our neighborhood and our city. Three cultures are highlighted in this annual celebration of poetry and voice.
The 2012 poems focus on the topic “Music”, featuring poems by twelve renowned poets. Many of the poets will take part in the reading in person or via telephone.

Chinese Poets:
Xi Murong
Liao Weitang
Song Lin
Yi Lei

American Poets:
Sunil Freeman
Brian Gilmore
Rod Jellema
Fred Joiner

German Poets:
Norbert Hummelt
Hans Raimund
Jutta Richter
Brigitte Struzyk


Additional readings will take place throughout the city during Spring and Summer 2012. The poems and translations, along with the full schedule of readings, can be found at www.goethe.de/timeshadows.
In cooperation with the Chinatown Community Cultural Center, the Confucius Institute at George Mason University, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Public Library.

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