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1003 Nights

“Like Thomas to Mendelssohn’s Wedding March”

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Germanophile poetry cover. Public domain photo

Leipzig elements woven into a tapestry pattern of a Germanophile literary reader – a maze of well-combined imagery.

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“How long have you been a daughter?”

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"How long have you been a daughter?" - Poetry. Public domain photo

how long have you been a figure in the ledger of life / put a scanner to your face, read the barcode of time / thirty-three or three, according to the new chronology

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1003 Nights: “Und weiter und fort”

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    Julie Schöttner, winner of 1003 Nights Contest. (Photo © Rico Molaro / Opera on Tap)
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    Audience at Cocktail Open Mic Vol. 4, where Julie Schöttner read. (Photo © Rico Molaro / Opera on Tap)

“On the one hand, I wanted to create a kind of snapshot and write about a night which in itself is so complete and saturated that it deeply enriches you. Andererseits wollte ich über zwei Unbekannte schreiben, die sich in eben einer solchen Nacht finden, einen vollkommenen Moment teilen, und sich dann wieder verlieren.”

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1003 Nights: Leipzig dreamed in Ukrainian

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Dreamy Ukrainian poem wins 1003 Nights contest. (Photo art: Ana Beatriz Ribeiro)

“I have never been to Germany, and saw Leipzig only in photos or in dreams. In this poem, I wanted to depict a Leipzig of the past, a place in a time long gone.” (1003 Nights literary contest winner – poetry)

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1003 Nights: “Memoir of an Anarchist City”

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Urban art in Leipzig Plagwitz.

“Of course, Charlemagne couldn’t destroy that Leipzig spirit: and neither would the Habsburgs, Napoleon, Hitler, or Stalin.” (1003 Nights literary contest winner – mixed genre)

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Leipzig’s “1003 Nights” contest: who won?

in Contests/Literature/Philosophies by
The historic "Spoon Family" sign at Feinkost in Leipzig.

“I’m having another sip of tap water. My blindfold mask has fallen, the authors have returned to their word-children and my curiosity has been quenched, as has my quadrilingual спрага, Durst, жажда, thirst.”

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