Kathleen Heil is a guest author this week at the Best American Poetry blog with “Letters from Berlin,” dispatches on recent cultural events in the city; the poet Rodney Wilhite, who also makes mixtapes as crescentius, will DJ. Read Letter #1, on the Ukrainian poet Serhiy Zhadan, here.


What does it mean for the body to become fractured, to suffer from a sense of displacement? What are the political, social, and psychic forces that act upon the body to engender these ruptures? And can these ruptures be recovered?

Mondays from September 11 – October 2, Kathleen Heil is teaching a Symposium at Stillpoint Spaces Berlin on “Fractured Bodies: Contemporary Forms of Displacement” viewed through the lens of contemporary literature.

Summer events in Berlin with SAND journal:

Wednesday, June 14 at 8pm, Kathleen Heil is reading an excerpt from the short story “Bird in the Hand” as part of the Collective Love Story at Love Story of Berlin. “Bird in the Hand” will also be featured on The Other Stories podcast that same day, followed by an interview with Ilana Masad.

In July, Kathleen Heil will be teaching workshops on literary translation as well as writing and movement, the weekends of July 8/9 and July 22/23.