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Literary Parlor: interview with poet Patricia Murphy

in Philosophies/Poetry
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In this column, we invite international award-winning authors for a virtual cup of tea, coffee or whisky, to unveil some of their art and craft secrets. We begin with Patricia Colleen Murphy, winner of the 2019 Press 53 Award for Poetry.

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Writers start up new groups in Leipzig

in Community/Leipzig tips/Literature
Writers unite
Public domain photo

“The Leipzig Writers’ Meetup group is a space for people who write anything – books, fiction, non-fiction, short stories, scripts – to exchange ideas, share feedback, motivate each other, find a writing buddy or buddies, and also just to chat.”

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Harari: preaching science with hope and love

in Literature/Society
Harari
Yuval Noah Harari in Amsterdam, 24 April 2018. Photo by Olivier Middendorp, courtesy of the Yahav-Harari Group LTD

“In a world of religious believers, ethnic wars and racism, why would an author dethroning each of these beliefs become so popular? Why do believers in God, Marxism or the nation buy a book telling them their gods are nothing but chimeras?”

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3 existential poems: tourist, victim, phoenix

in Philosophies/Poetry
existential poems
Urban art. Public domain photo.

If taken together and interpreted a certain way, these poems may paint the picture of an individual who is discovering that depending on external validation is a dead-end; the small moments and aspects of ourselves we learn to treasure are what matters.

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Poetry: “Collapsing new thoughts”

in Poetry/Society
Image by Johannes Plenio, public domain
Image by Johannes Plenio, public domain

“I can’t open my eyes / to watch the fluttering ring of lies (…) I can’t move opinions / if the thoughts are fake.”

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Leipzig Book Fair inspires book fever

in Events/Fairs/Literature/What's on
Leipzig Book Fair. From Leipziger-Buchmesse.de
Leipzig Book Fair. From Leipziger-Buchmesse.de

Better to have one book in your hand as well as many flying around in your head. If you like cosplay, this is also the week for you.

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