Berlin-based British poet launches new collection

13th April 2010, Comments 0 comments

British poet described as 'Berlin poetry heavyweight' launches new collection on 14 April.

Berlin-based British poet Catherine Hales launches her stunning new poetry collection, Hazard or Fall, in the first of Dialogue Berlin's poetry events at Café Hilde in Prenzlauer Berg. Published by Shearsman Books, Harzard and Fall is Catherine Hale's first full-length collection.

Described by Exberliner as a 'Berlin poetry heavyweight', Catherine Hales grew up near the Thames in Surrey and studied Comparative Literature in Norwich before moving to Germany. Since 1999 she has lived in Berlin, where she works as a freelance translator. She has also been engaged as a teacher, nursery gardener, a census transcriber, a street musician, a video sound engineer and a film extra.

For Hales, 'the necessity of poetry is to irritate, to evoke the uncomfortable response. Scraps of language from different places and registers… coalesce and collide, creating meaning from their juxtaposition, meaning that is not subject to control or definition but… questions the rules by which we are obliged to live…'

Café Hilde is located at the corner of Metzer Strasse and Prenzlauer Allee in Prenzlauer Berg. Hilde offers draught beers as well as freshly prepared foods and fair trade coffee.

Wednesday 14th April, 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm, Café Hilde, Metzer Straße 22, 10405 Berlin, FREE ENTRY /

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