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Random poetry I wrote on my phone

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They usually come to me in dark but hopeful days. I just open up an app on my phone and write them while lying in bed or hanging out somewhere in Leipzig. Don’t expect a masterpiece or anything. Here are two. For Leipzig you didn’t judge her when she came back to you tail between…

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Viola: A brave mother’s last seconds of life

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The following poem, ‘Leroy and Viola,’ was written after I read a newspaper article about a white woman named Viola Gregg Liuzzo, who sacrificed her life for the American Civil Rights movement, and her companion on that fateful day, African American freedom fighter, Leroy Moton. I had the honor and privilege of speaking with Mr.…

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Spontaneous poem and a glocal writer’s short story

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I think someone else at Finding Home did this too? Was inspired and wrote a poem about a literary concert? Or did the wine go to my head, and I heard it wrong when one of the emcees said it? Anyway, that’s what I ended up doing too when contemplating how to write about the Finding…

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Poetry from mysterious Irish writer in Leipzig

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Ok, he’s not that much of a mysterious writer if you get to see his picture here. And you can catch him hosting and performing at events around Leipzig, like open mics and literary concerts at Poniatowski the Polish bar and arts hangout. But I still find him mysterious because he doesn’t seem to reveal…

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The poesia of famous Brazilian journalist Leila Cordeiro

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In between walking around burning buildings and through favelas as a TV reporter, interviewing presidents and legendary celebrities, sitting in the TV studios of Brazil’s biggest cities to announce some of the world’s most dramatic events of the 80s and 90s (YouTube has some proof), and raising two feisty children, Leila Cordeiro managed to write two poetry books….

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Jolanta Drywa in English, Deutsch, Polski

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Living life regularly in multiple languages – perhaps the epitome of what it means to be “glocal.” Leipzig-based Polish-born dynamo Jolanta Drywa does this as a translator and mediator in Polish-German relations. She does this also as an artist and arts promoter in the Leipzig scene, besides her general interactions with international people. As you will see here, she…

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