DEPTFORD X – DEPTFORD QUATRAINS

Mich will be working together with poet and translator, Susan Mackervoy, on a collaboration based on Rilke’s Duino Elegies. There are ten elegies and Mich and Susan will be meeting each week in Deptford to see what comes out of the mix of reading these very dense poems and their walks in the everyday cityscape of Deptford. Susan, a Germanist, will be reading in the original and Mich will be reading Martin Crucefix’s translations (Enitharmon Press). There are four elements: two individuals (a poet and painter), the poetry of Rilke and Deptford, hence the title. What will come of the meeting of these four elements? The results will be shown as part of DEPTFORD X 2009.

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