11 August 2006

Aldeburgh Poetry Festival

The Poetry Trust is an arts organisation which runs the UK's leading annual festival of international contemporary poetry at Aldeburgh on the Suffolk coast. The 18th Aldeburgh Poetry Festival takes place 3 – 5 November 2006. Amongst all the English-language poetry on show, German poetry will get a look in, albeit in translation: Durs Grünbein's Ashes for Breakfast (Faber 2005), his first book of poems in English translation, will be given its UK launched at the Festival. It offers a selection of poems from five of the German collections, translated by Michael Hoffmann.