In this virtual reading and discussion, Max Kade Visiting Writer Esther Dischereit will present her first volume of poems in translation Sometimes a Single Leaf (Arc Publications, 2020, translated by Iain Galbraith), which includes selections from three of her books as well as a sampling of more recent, uncollected poems. Based in Berlin, Dischereit is regarded a leading figure of second-generation German Jewish literature after the Holocaust. Dischereit will be joined in conversation by Erin McGlothlin, Professor of German and Jewish Studies.
This is the inaugural season for the International Writers Series, a new collaboration between the International Writers track of the Program in Comparative Literature and the University Libraries at Washington University to celebrate new publications of creative works by writers and translators in the Washington University in St. Louis community. The discussions are moderated by Matthias Goeritz, Professor of Practice of Comparative Literature.