The Danish Cultural Institute in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania is hosting a livestream called "Between the Lines" that focuses on young poets, their work and their everyday life. During the livestream the Danish poet Frederik Drescher Kluth as well as the Latvian poet Kaspars Zalāns read from their books and discuss the live of a young poet in their respective country. In addition the poets will talk about the struggles and topics they deal with in their poems.
The event is taking place on 17 December 2020 at 18:00 CET and it will be livestreamed at the Facebook page of the Danish Cultural Institute.
Kaspars Zalāns (1994) creates poetry performances and events. He studied multimedia journalism in Glasgow and graduated with a red diploma in literary studies from the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Latvia. Zalāns directed the Radio Naba program "Bron-Hit". He is currently preparing his first collection and several translations.
Frederik Drescher Kluth (b. 1996) made his debut last year with the collection of poems “Lov mig du læser det” (Promise me that you read it), which thematises youth life in relation to everyday details as well as slightly heavier topics. An interesting characteristic of Drescher Kluth is that he processes these topics in a humorous way and with an easy-to-understand language and rhyme, he paints pictures that the wide audience can relate to.
The Danish Cultural Institute believes that the arts and culture are among Denmark’s most important assets. It is commited to sharing knowledge and sympathy for the values of the Danish society. In cooperation with partners, it develops international culture and societal events, projects and people to people contacts that can provide mutual value and inspiration.
"Culture includes not only culture and arts, but also the way of life and system of values. In this sense culture becomes the major power for intellectual renewal and human perfection." (European Council Report on European Cultural Policy)