Brigitte Oleschinski

Vita

Brigitte Oleschinski was born in Cologne, Germany, in 1955.


A critically acclaimed poet, essayist and performer since the 1990s, she first started out as a political scientist researching the aftermath of German crimes against humanity in 20th century history. Deviating from her academic career, she felt increasingly compelled to explore the boundaries of discoursive language versus poetry in dealing with historical trauma, guilt and denial in sharply divided collective memory.


But what do poems differently? (Or do they?) In the shifting landscapes of the Anthropocene, there seems to emerge a new sense of urgency to what we can express and reflect and share by ever evolving forms of poetry. Language itself is a driving force of human evolution in so many diverse and hybrid patterns. From imagination to abstraction, from phantasy to invention, from curiosity to collaboration, all human thought derives from our inbuilt capacity for metaphorical speech. Mind and poetry are inseparable, their beauty intwined. By the same token, words unfurl uncanny social powers. As humans believe in words and despair by them, or do so by what they suppose to conceive in words, they also abuse and fight and punish each other over words.


Poems do no better than people, says Brigitte Oleschinski. Nonetheless, their special gift – as from any art – is the beauty of ambiguity. Here it all begins, in myriads of voices: the uplifting, the playfulness, the wonder, the shades and shadows of doubt, the freedom of diversity.


Brigitte Oleschinski's poetry collections won prestigious literary awards in Europe and she was invited to international poetry festivals around the world. In collaboration with fellow poets she translated poetry from over a dozen languages. Her work included multimedia poetry performences, stone age internet projects and academic guest lectures.


Suchmaschine zuletzt:

2020 Seoul International Writers' Festival
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDpjjSU-dDE&feature=youtu.be
(englische Untertitel in Youtube-Settings wählen)
www.siwr.or.kr



2020 Elke Erb. Kolloquium "Im sprachlichen Spiegel" in Wiepersdorf
https://www.haus-fuer-poesie.org/de/literaturwerkstatt-berlin/kanalfuerpoesie/special-elke-erb/wiepersdorf


 

Würdigung

(Auswahl)

2004 Erich-Fried-Preis
2001 Ernst-Meister-Preis
1998 Peter-Huchel-Preis
1998 Förderpreis zum Bremer Literaturpreis
1990 Förderpreis Literatur zum Kunstpreis Berlin


(Auswahl)

2007           Detlev-von-Liliencron-Poetik-Dozentur in Kiel
2003-2007   Mitglied der Jury zum „Leonce&Lena-Preis“
2002/2003   Gastprofessorin am Deutschen Literaturinstitut Leipzig

Aktuelles

Herzliche Einladung : Zweikomponentenleuchtstoff Performance Donnerstag 19.11.2015 19 Uhr Regenbogenkino Lausitzer Str 22 10999 Berlin Kreuzberg


 


 

Werk

Eigenständige Veröffentlichungen

Veröffentlichungen in Anthologien

Aus Mangel an Beweisen. Deutsche Lyrik 2008-2018, hg. von Michael Braun und Hans Thill

Verlag Das Wunderhorn Heidelberg 2019Brigitte Oleschinski: Stangenverhau, déjà-vu

Phänomene des Performativen in der Lyrik. Systematische Entwürfe und historische Fallbeispiele. Hg. von Anna Bers und Peer Trilcke

Wallstein Verlag Göttingen 2017Fünf Fragen an: Brigitte Oleschinski

Weltpost ins Nichtall.: Poeten erinnern an August Stramm

Daedalus 2015-07-22Brigitte Oleschinski: Spukhafte Fernwirkung. August Stramm

Metonymie

Verlagshaus J. Frank | Berlin 2013-09-20Brigitte Oleschinski: Etwas aus Worten, aus anderen / nicht

Der gelbe Akrobat 3. 60 deutsche Gedichte der Gegenwart, kommentiert und hg. von Michael Braun und Michael Buselmann

Poetenladen Verlag Leipzig 2019Anthologie

All dies hier, Majestät, ist deins. Lyrik im Anthropozän. Hg. von Anja Bayer, Daniela Seel

Kookbooks Berlin 2016Anthologie

Trakl und wir. Fünfzig Blicke in einen Opal. Hrsg. von Mirko Bonné und Tom Schulz

Stiftung Lyrikkabinett München 2014Brigitte Oleschinski: Trakl Tapete

Übersetzungen

Dorothea Rosa Herliany: Hochzeit der Messer

Verlagshaus Berlin 2015Gedichte. Übertragungen von Brigitte Oleschinski

Susan N. Kiguli: Zuhause treibt in der Ferne (AfrikAWunderhorn)

Wunderhorn 2012-05-28Gedichte. Deutsch von Brigitte Oleschinski

Ben Okri: Wild (AfrikAWunderhorn)

Wunderhorn 2014-04-08Gedichte. Deutsch von Brigitte Oleschinski

Zuletzt durch Brigitte Oleschinski aktualisiert: 26.11.2020

Literaturport ID: 478