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POETRY NIGHT III – POEMS BY CHARLES BERNSTEIN [USA] AND OBI NWAKANMA [NIGERIA]

Sep 09, 2012 06:00 pm
Literatures of the World
Haus der Berliner Festspiele
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Obi Nwakanma was born in Ibadan, Nigeria in 1966. He studied English Language and Literature, and began writing poetry while still working as a public servant and journalist. He is currently a lecturer at the University of Central Florida in the USA. His first collection of poems “The Roped Urn” received the Cadbury Prize of the Association of Nigerian Authors and the Walter J. Ong Award in 1996. Nwakanma has also written “Thirsting for Sunlight”, a biography of Christopher Okigbos, the tragic poet of Modernism. The poems, essays and lectures of Charles Bernstein, born in New York in 1950, are intimately connected to Language Poetry. His postmodern oeuvre draws on the diversity of genres and forms. Bernstein teaches at the University of Pennsylvania and has published numerous collections of poetry and volumes of essays and lectures.

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