Frankfurter Lyriktage

The biennial Frankfurter Lyriktage (Frankfurt Poetry Days) offer an overview of current tendencies in contemporary poetry. The lyric poetry of these years is one of the lucky breaks of German-language literature. It testifies to an art at the height of the times that teaches us to see the world anew in just a few verses. Poems draw from an infinite reservoir of images, rhythms and sounds - and yet they are more than virtuoso language games. They explore our reality intensively and extensively: that of people, but also that of things, animals, plants and landscapes. More than ever, poems follow the traces of time and spare neither irritations nor displacements to create a magic of the second order.