The non-profit Munich-based Stiftung Lyrik Kabinett holds Europe’s second-largest international collection of poetry (approx. 45,000 volumes) and regularly organises international poetry readings and events. With its specialisation in poetry, the Stiftung Lyrik Kabinett is an institution like no other in Germany and is comparable with France’s Maison de la Poésie and the Poetry Library in London. In cooperation with the Federal Cultural Foundation and the Literaturhaus Munich, the Lyrik Kabinett has been holding a four-day poetry festival this year. The invited guests included outstanding writers of contemporary poetry such as Herta Müller, Tomas Tranströmer and Katarina Frostenson. The festival was comprised of four “Poetry Nights” at which some fifteen poets read from their works and discussed the conditions and processes of their poetic work. The Poetry Nights took place at the premises of the Literaturhaus Munich.
Artistic director: Ursula Haeusgen
Artists: Nora Bossong, Alfred Brendel, John Burnside, Aris Fioretos, Katarina Frostenson, Lars Gustafsson, Peter Hamm, Michael Krüger, Christoph Meckel, Herta Müller, Raoul Schrott, Tomas Tranströmer, Jan Wagner, Adam Zagajewski.
Moderators: Knut Cordsen, Albert Ostermaier, Denis Scheck