Peter Wawerzinek, Ichdylanich: Bilingual Literary Performance
Summary: Next week cult Berlin underground poet Peter Wawerzinek arrives in Wales to read from his fictitious memoir of his life with his favourite fellow poet, Swansea’s own Dylan Thomas. Part absurd fantasy, part comic harangue, Ichdylanich recounts Peter’s experiences in and around Wales on the trail of Dylan in 2010. Born the year after Dylan died, sharing his passion for the amber liquid but brought up in orphanages on the coast of the Baltic Sea, Peter is sometimes convinced that Dylan is the father that he never knew. Ichdylanich is also a declaration of frustrated love for the people and places which inspired Untermilchwald. In Wales once again und travelling entirely under his own steam, Peter is launching his new book in Swansea and Laugharne.
Bio: Peter Wawerzinek belonged to the underground scene in East Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg in the 1980s. His nickname was Moppel Schappik, which was also the title of his first surrealist novel on the life of a picaresque hero in the Capital of the dying Workers’ and Peasants’ Republic. In 2010 Peter finally became famous when he won the Ingeborg Bachmann Prize for the autobiographical Rabenliebe. In 2014 Schluckspecht, on the subject of his struggle with alcoholism, was greeted with more rave reviews.
There will be three performances:
23 January at 4pm: Swansea University, Wallace Lecture Theatre
23 January at 7.30pm: 5 Cwmdonkin Drive, Swansea (the Dylan Thomas House), N.B. there is an entrance fee of £5 which includes refreshments
24 January at 3pm: Brown’s Hotel, Laugharne
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