Stefan Hyner: This Other World Not Civilized

Thursday, April 28, 2016, 4:30 pm
Photo of Stefan Hyner leaning on one leg
Using some of his translations from Chinese poetry and his own poems, Stefan Hyner will talk about the "history" and implications of what it entails "to hop a few feet, to one side, and the whole huge machinery rolls by, not seeing you at all" (Lew Welch). This event includes a talk with Lao Tzu, T'ao Yuan Ming and Li T'ai Po. Free.
Humanities Building, The Poetry Center
The Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives
The Poetry Center
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Brought up in Schwetzingen, in the Rhine Valley, Hyner experienced the “anthropological change” (Nanni Balestrini) some people went through growing up in the ’70s in the West when the utopia became reality in some “institutions” for a short time. After an apprenticeship as a cabinet maker he studied Chinese and East Asian Art History at Heidelberg University.

Hyner’s books include 10,000 Journeys: Selected Poems, Here Before Again and Instead of a Bullet. He edited Home Among the Swinging Stars: Collected Poems of Jaime de Angulo and Franco Beltrametti’s From Almost Everywhere: Selected Poems 1965 – 1995 and has translated a number of American poets’ work to German. Hyner’s work has been translated into English, Italian, French, Swedish and Chinese.

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