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Ride the wave: random poem Tuesdays

in Poetry
Ripple. Poetry wave
Ripple. Poetry wave. Public domain photo

“So maybe this random poem found on a Tuesday still means something to me. And maybe it will speak to you, too.”

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Performers get more daring at Cocktail Open Mic

in Lifestyle/My Leipzig/What's on
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    Mama Ulita at Cocktail Open Mic Vol. 9. Photo: George O'Connor
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    Mama Ulita at Cocktail Open Mic Vol. 9. Photo: George O'Connor

Continuing a current trend at our Cocktail Open Mic, the September evening’s headliner was German burlesque queen Mama Ulita; she enchanted the audience like a snake charmer and will bring reinforcements for the November 8th edition. 

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Literary Parlor: interview with poet Robert Krut

in Philosophies/Poetry
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“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

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Eurydice: love, obsession, loss, and reconnecting

in Literature/Theater/What's on
The river Lethe.
The river Lethe. Photo by Marko Zoranovic, public domain.

English Theatre Leipzig is staging a new play, Eurydice, at Neues Schauspiel Leipzig. Starting with the premiere on Thursday, September 5th, there will be 5 shows, so everyone will have an opportunity to see it. We had a chance to chat with the play’s director, Julia Kragh, to find out what to expect.

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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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3 existential poems: tourist, victim, phoenix

in Philosophies/Poetry
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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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