Oct
11
3:00 pm15:00

TALKING POETRY

  • Litteraturhuset

The absence of witness – five days in GTMO

Jordan Scott (CA) is a poet whose work investigates embodied language or speech and disability. Scott’s latest project expands prior research in the poetics of stutter into broader notions of dysfluency, the sociopolitical realm of interrogation, and ideas of permissibly surrounding speech acts. His remarks on Sunday will document his recent visit to the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Detention Centre in April 2015.

Oct
11
2:15 pm14:15

READINGS

  • Litteraturhuset

Writing after Auschwitz and the communist era

Ryszard Krynicki (PO) belongs to the so-called '68 generation, who began to write during the communist era which was marred by censorship, publication bans and rebelliousness. Grzegorz Kwiatkowski (PO), who is forty years younger, has grown up a in country that has adopted neoliberal economic policies and apparently freedom. Before you were silenced, but what do the writers and politicians gloss over today? The talk is in collaboration with Biuro Literackie and Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland. Moderator: Joanna Rzadkowska.

Oct
11
1:00 pm13:00

POESISNAKK

  • Litteraturhuset

Kun stemmen blir tilbake

Shadi Bazeghi (IR/DK) om den banebrytende kvinnelige iranske poeten Forugh Farrakhazades (1934-1966) poesi og filmkunst.

Oct
11
12:15 pm12:15

OPPLESNING

  • Litteraturhuset

Thorvald Steen (NO) leser fra diktsyklusen Ilden – en monolog som beskriver løsemidlenes nedbrytende virkning på menneskenes sanser, språk og motorikk. 

Oct
10
10:15 pm22:15

CONCERT

  • Blå

Underveis

Aasne Linnestå (NO) i improvisert samspill med Maja Ratkje (NO), Kristin Andersen (NO), Guro Moe (NO) og Håvard Skaset (NO).

Oct
10
8:30 pm20:30

TALKING POETRY

  • Blå

A new, welcoming language in a time of crisis

Peter Waterhouse (AU) and Uljana Wolf (DE) will talk about Paul Celan and the poetics of witness poetry, and what it means to write poetry "on the threshold". They will discuss the importance of witness poetry for their own work, and German contemporary poetry. In the time of the worst refugee crisis since the World War II, we need a true language of ”the other”. The talk is in collaboration with Goethe-Institut and the Embassy of Austria in Norway. Moderator: Ingrid Kvamme Fredriksen.

Oct
10
7:00 pm19:00

TALKING POETRY

  • Blå

Language as a reason for war

Contemporary poets in Ukraine are faced with difficult questions: how does a lyric poet continue to find music in a time of crisis? What is language in a country where two different languages have been pointed out as reasons for conflict in a war-zone?

Ilya Kaminsky (UKR/USA) will look at poetry from Ukraine to find answers to these, and other questions.

Oct
10
2:30 pm14:30

FILMVISNING

  • Deichmanske bibliotek, Grünerløkka

Den siste bohem

Den norsk-jødiske forfatteren og sangeren Øystein Wingaard Wolf (NO), er et ytterst følsomt og begavet menneske som lever et marginalt liv - på godt og vondt. Håvard Rem (NO) har en kort samtale med Wolf før visningen av Fabien Greenberg og Bård Kjøge Rønnings dokumentarfilm.

Oct
10
1:45 pm13:45

POESISNAKK

  • Deichmanske bibliotek, Grünerløkka

Mellom sammenbrudd og henvendelser

Diktsamlingen Også det uforsonlige finnes (2014) og den poetiske kjærlighetsromanen Bebo (2015) har gitt norsk samtidslitteratur en ny forfatter. Med stort emosjonelt trykk sirkler Anne Helene Guddal (NO) inn ensomheten og overskridelsen i akutte, konsise tekster. I grensetilstander mellom sammenbruddet og henvendelsens muligheter, finner Guddals sitt særegne uttrykk. Møt henne i samtale med forfatteren Endre Ruset (NO).

Oct
10
1:00 pm13:00

TALKING POETRY

  • Deichmanske bibliotek, Grünerløkka

Rewriting the saga

Gerður Kristný (IS) has taken a second look at the story Skirnismål where the giantess Gerður is raped. What happens with the story when the writer choose a different perspective?

Moderator Mette Karlsvik (NO).

Oct
9
10:00 pm22:00

WORLD PREMIERE

  • Ingensteds

UNSOUND GTMO: recording the State of Exception

In April 2015, poet Jordan Scott (CA) visited the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Detention Centre, where he was able to collect a variety of ambient sound recordings. Scott will present these recordings of GTMO environments in order to ask whether they might comprise a way navigating government redaction, and/or to question the presumptive values of dysfluency and the (im) possibility of listening in spaces of trauma. Scott worked in collaboration with composer and critic Jason Starnes who curated and produced the sounds for this event. We will read some of the detainees poems and screen Caroline Bergvall's (UK) film Ghost Cargo (2011) before the sound work.

Oct
9
8:45 pm20:45

TALKING POETRY

  • Ingensteds

How do we write about physical disabilites and how does that effect the language and our view of each other?

Caspar Eric (DK) and Jordan Scott (CA) in conversation with theatre director Kjersti Horn (NO).

Oct
9
7:00 pm19:00

READINGS

  • Ingensteds

Grzegorz Kwiatkowski (PO), Gerður Kristný (IS), Peter Waterhouse (AU) and Inger Elisabeth Hansen (NO).

Oct
9
4:15 pm16:15

Boklansering

  • Eldorado bokhandel

Harrys lille tåre av Torgeir Schjerven
 

Schjerven, som er en av våre største poeter, sier om seg selv og årets bok: ”Jeg bor ikke i navnet mitt og har heller aldri kommet hjem til språket. Det betyr ikke at jeg har landa på feil klode, tvert i mot: Det har åpnet min takknemlighet for at jeg finnes her og nå, som enslags slyngel med et hjem i sansenes luxus, og får ta imot den krevende gleden det er å arbeide med ordene som strømmer igjennom oss fra så mye stillhet, og så mange stemmer og steder og tider."

Oct
9
3:00 pm15:00

POESISNAKK

  • Eldorado bokhandel

Om å ha et annet blikk på verden

Gro Dahle (NO) leser egne dikt den og forteller om hvordan det å ha en asberger-diagnose kan medføre begavelser, evner og personlige ressurser som kan brukes til glede og nytte for seg selv og samfunnet.

Oct
9
1:00 pm13:00

BOKLANSERING

  • Eldorado bokhandel

UR av Mette Karlsvik (NO).

I samlingen UR, som også er et arkiv har språkene smeltet sammen til et fellesnordisk språk med tekster om alle tings begynnelse, som urhav, grønlandsk Genesis og Darwins teori om artenes opprinnelse. Noe må også slutte, for at nytt skal begynne. Isene smelter, vann kommer. Under lanseringen vil Mette Karlsvik lese fra utgivelsen. Arrangeres av Spriten forlag.

Oct
8
9:30 pm21:30

POETRY FILM AND READING

  • Cafeteatret

Poetry as a struggle for freedom

Odveig Klyve (NO) and Kari Klyve-Skaug's (NO) poetry film «Embrace» is based on a poem by Mansur Rajih (YE/NO) who spent 15 years as a political prisoner in his homeland. Rajihs poems give us insights into how love made it possible to survive the pain, loss, and madness of torture and imprisonment. The poet reads his poetry in Arabic while the actor Torstein Andersen (NO) reads the Norwegian translations. 

Oct
8
8:45 pm20:45

READINGS

  • Cafeteatret

The Music Says Freedom Exist

Video by Louisiana Channel of Nobel Prize Winner Tomas Tranströmer (SE) reading Allegro. Ryszard Krinicki (PO) and Inger Elisabeth Hansen (NO). Lukman Derky (SY/FR) read by Georg Schjerven Hansen (NO) who has translated Derkys poems into Norwegian. 

Oct
8
7:15 pm19:15

DEFENSE OF POETRY

  • Cafeteatret

What is a poet's silence, asks Ilya Kaminsky (UKR/USA). We speak against silence, and speak again, against silence, but it is silence that moves us to speak. We will speak of John Cage and Paul Celan, and of many other poets, of music, and the denial of music in order to find what John Keats once called "melodies unheard."

Oct
8
7:00 pm19:00

PROLOG

  • Cafeteateret

Prolog ved Bror Wyller (NO).

Hege Imerslund ønsker velkommen på vegne av styret.

Birgit Hatlehol introduserer Kaminsky.