Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Mountain and sea. Poetry from Shanghai and Bergen
Not unlike Bergen, Shanghai has been China’s most important stage for modern poetry. It is considered the birthplace of what is also known as New Poetry. This experiments with several styles, including free verse and the use of vernacular Chinese, as opposed to traditional works written in classical Chinese.
Two poets from Shanghai, Yin Wang and Sanshu Qin, will join Kristian S Hæggernes and Fredrik Hagen, both from Bergen, to read their poems with improvised music by cellist Matias Monsen and guzhengist Yuyue Zheng.
In collaboration with Northing.
The event will be held in English, Norwegian and Chinese.