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The Spirit And/Or The Flesh . Reading & ambiant live

September 10, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Ranging from the lyric to experimental form to translation, Kazim Ali and Nat Marcus present a reading of poems that exist in an in-between, a juncture: the texts are sacred and/or profane, trash and/or glam, Eastern and/or Western, of dawn and/or dusk, of the spirit and/or the flesh.

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Kazim Ali is a poet, essayist, fiction writer and translator.

He has written several volumes of poetry, published several book translations, books of essays, as well as two novels. In addition to co-editing Jean Valentine: This-World Company, he is a contributing editor for AWP Writers Chronicle and associate editor of the literary magazine FIELD and founding editor of the small press Nightboat Books. He is the series co-editor for both Poets on Poetry and Under Discussion, from the University of Michigan Press. Ali is an associate professor of Creative Writing and Comparative Literature at Oberlin College.

Nat Marcus is a poet, journalist, and performer currently based out of Berlin.

He is the co-founder of TABLOID Press, a publishing platform for social poetics, and a contributing writer for the online publication Berlin Art Link; Marcus has recently performed as a part of What’s that dirt under your nails made of? at Karlin Studios, Prague, A r t – E f ( f ) a c t s at Am Flutgraben 3, Berlin, and SIREN, at Ernst-Reuter Platz, Berlin.

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Berlin’s premiere English-language literary journal, SAND Journal will also participate in the evening with a reading from Kathleen Heil. Kathleen writes and translates poetry and prose. Her work appears in The New Yorker, The Guardian, Fence, SAND, and many other journals. (https://kathleenheil.net/)

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Followed by an ambiant live by Pablo India & guests.


September 10, 2016
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Neu West Berlin
Kurfürstenstraße 145
Berlin, 10785 Germany
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