Christian Hawkey

Country: USA
Language: English
Year of birth: 1969

With his first book, The Book of Funnels (2004), Christian Hawkey picked up where the New York School poets left off, earning him praise from no less than John Ashbery. Hawkey, a poet and translator of German poetry, lives in Berlin and Brooklyn. His poetry is funny and ironic; his poems almost always embody a sly critique of American culture, juxtaposing the numbing gratifications of contemporary urban life with the wars fought to protect those who enjoy that life.

Read poems by Christian Hawkey on Poetry International Web.

Thurs 17 June, 21:30 hrs, main auditorium