Poetry Reading with German Poet Jose Oliver

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 6:00pm
Auditorium A-11, Academic Block

Conversations in Contemporary Culture
Poetry reading with the German poet Jose Oliver

Moderator: Arsalan Isa

“Here, where meaning, melody, and image flow together in one form – anchored in the voice, in the body of the voice – the poem promises triumph and permanence.”
Joachim Sartorius, Die Welt, Germany

“José Oliver is no mere writer of verse, no measurer of worlds. He is a poet and is himself measured by the world until the two become one in a realm of vision and sound. His poetry is rooted there and grows towards us, as is only the case with the great poets: one recognizes them in their language”
Christoph W. Bauer, Der Standard, Austria

José F.A. Oliver is one of the most important poets of his generation in Germany, and one of the most significant inter-cultural writers of German language today. To date he has published more than 14 volumes of poetry, and has received numerous awards. http://oliverjose.com/

Arsalan Isa is a  writer, critic, and photographer. He holds a BA in Literature and an MA  in Philosophy, Birkbeck College, University of London. He  specialises in literary and art criticism. His most recent exhibition (October, 2017) was  in conjunction with the Creative Process Collective and the group show  was titled ‘Of Other Spaces’. His first novel is forthcoming.