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My funnest open mic experience in Leipzig and the Pushkin-inspired poem I read

in Arts/Culture / Entertainment/Leipzig/Philosophies
Poetry and prose

This past Friday marked the first time in five years (since I moved to Europe) that I read one of my poems in public. It was at the open mic at Poniatowski, a very successful evening that stretched long after magnetic, dynamic emcees Jolanta and Kapuczino left the stage. A few of us stayed on…

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Poniatowski open mic welcomes diverse languages and styles

in Arts/Philosophies
Leipzig city center. Photo: Stefan Hopf
Leipzig city center. Photo: Stefan Hopf

“Our Open Mic is an event that takes place at regular intervals at Leipzig venues. It gives everyone the chance to hit the stage – just tag along to read your poetry and stories or perform your music live. And of course you can perform other people’s work as well. “Come join us! “You will…

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Random poetry I wrote on my phone

in Arts/Philosophies/Poetry
Poetry and prose

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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ThrowBack Poetry: “Bohemian lover” and falling in love with Wilmington during my crazy mid-20s

in Dating/Philosophies
Where to find your next date in Leipzig.

I’ve just found this poem I wrote circa 2010. I’ve come across it fittingly at the moment¬†I’ve begun¬†falling in love with another city that’s a haven for Bohemians and all kinds of creative and free spirits. Leipzig may be the “new Berlin,” but can it become my new Wilmington (North Carolina), in a mode adapted…

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Poetry from mysterious Irish writer in Leipzig

in Philosophies/Poetry

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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Jolanta Drywa in English, Deutsch, Polski

in Leipzig/Poetry
Poetry and prose

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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