We talk to the brilliant author and literary scholar Omar Sabbagh, London-born of Lebanese parents, currently working as Associate Professor at the American University in Dubai. He moves in between the worlds of writing academic papers, poetry and prose.
“I try to treat anything magical, or surreal, or possibly out of the framework of waking life, as entirely real, and concrete, and then let it appear in the poems.” – Robert Krut, in an interview with Svetlana Lavochkina
Leipzig native Karo Lynn is an up and coming singer-songwriter. The Köstritzer Fresh Talents winner is currently performing live and working on her second album. LeipGlo’s Áine Freeman met with her ahead of her Moritzbastei gig to talk all things music.
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.
“Both brilliantly portrayed, the characters quickly enthrall us with their personal stories and the saga that develops as they try to navigate their changing relationship. The [venue’s] intimacy and cosy atmosphere… lends the perfect setting to this dramatic story of love and deception that plays out in Edwardian London.” Get some personal insights from one of the stars here, and catch it this Friday or Saturday at Neues Schauspiel.
An eye-opening interview on the grossly substandard wages and work conditions in shoe and garment factories in South Eastern Europe.