Rainer Maria Rilke: a poet for these times?

30 June 2010 6pm, Goethe Institut, Sydney

Mark S. Burrows, poet and Rilke scholar visiting from the United States, will join Stephanie Dowrick, author of the recently released In the Company of Rilke, at this exceptional evening of discussion and poetry. Both speakers claim Rilke’s visionary appeal goes way beyond academic and poetry circles. Thirty of Burrows’ new translations are among the 90 Rilke poems in Stephanie’s book. The evening is free and refreshments will be served. Prior bookings are essential. RSVP/info writing@uws.edu.au

The evening is hosted by the Writing & Society Research Group at the University of Western Sydney along with Sydney’s

Goethe Institut, 90 Ocean Street, Woollahra. Wednesday 30 June 2010. Starts 6 for 6.30pm.