Acclaimed German poet Ulrike Sandig and Professor of German Karen Leeder will be coming to Lancaster University on 2 March 2015. A translation master-class with final-year students of German will be followed by an evening performance on campus between 18:30-20:00.

Sandig is visiting the UK as part of the London-based Poet in the City project (

Poet in the City describes Sandig’s work as ‘poetry experienced through the senses. Sandig’s poems have inspired stunning artistic responses in both film and sound art, creating a new perspective on language and its possibilities.’

Watch a short video about the author here.

Ulrike Almut Sandig was born in Großenhain (GDR) and now lives in Berlin and Leipzig. She started publishing her poetry by pasting poems onto lamp posts in Leipzig and spreading them on flyers and free post cards. To date she has published three volumes of poetry: Zunder (2005/2009), Streumen (2007), Dickicht (2011), and two prose books: Flamingos (2010) and the forthcoming Buch gegen das Verschwinden (February 2015). Other publications include radio plays and audio-books of poetry and pop music (

_Karen and Ulrike Almut Sandig LCB 2014_3324Karen Leeder is Professor of Modern German Literature and Fellow and Tutor at New College, Oxford. She has published widely on modern German literature and culture, especially poetry. She is a prize-winning translator of contemporary German poetry into English and currently TORCH Knowledge Exchange Fellow with the Southbank Centre, London.

More information will follow but it’s a date to mark in your diary now!