Congratulations from Amanda Stewart to lyrikline on its ten year anniversary.
lyrikline, for me, represents one of the most profound and important developments in the history of the dissemination and distribution of poetry. The design of the site is so smart, methodical and elegant. Anybody in the world with access to the internet can instantly connect with the work of hundreds of international poets, see their work and simultaneously hear them read it. One can also immediately experience poems in translation in many different languages which illuminates some of the cultural complexities of ‘intranslatability’ which are so relevant to our time. lyrikline creates an intimate, multi-layered, critical dreaming space for experiencing poetic process.
Congratulations and thanks to the staff of Literaturwerkstatt Berlin for the many innovative, visionary projects you have created and for your passionate commitment to representing and fostering all forms of poetry.
hugs from me,
Amanda Stewart, Sydney, Australia