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“Banishment” – the plight of the poet

in Literature/Philosophies/Poetry
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“It was observed during his mock trial that he was distracted though the accusations made against him demanded no response. Nevertheless, he seemed somewhat absent from the proceedings, and if his lips moved, he said nothing.”

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

in Contests/LEIPGLO/Literature/Philosophies
The historic "Spoon Family" sign at Feinkost in Leipzig.
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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Literary Contest: 1003 Nights (of Leipzig)

in LEIPGLO/Literature/My Leipzig
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Photo credit: Jonathan Kos-Read on Visualhunt.com / CC BY-ND

“If I believe the story or get carried away by the flow of the poem – I’ll fall in love at first sight, like nineteen years ago, when I fell in love with Leipzig instantly.” Submissions open from 1 May to 1 August 2018.

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Just-read list: 12 months, 12 books

in Literature/Philosophies
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Any of these tickle your fancy?

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Rubies the Size of Peas

in Glocal/Literature
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The theme of this column is narrating a transnational or cross-cultural experience that has indelibly shaped one’s life. For our author today, Leipzig-based Ukrainian writer Svetlana Lavochkina, such an experience has been learning English, and the mark left by the fascinating, rambunctious character from back home who instilled that love for the language in her, a love she has carried with her to Germany and nurtured throughout her life so far. Sometimes things come full circle in the most unexpected ways…

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Cordoba-inspired travel poetry

in Arts/Philosophies/Poetry/Travel
Travel guide, poetry, prose, inspired by Cordoba. https://leipglo.com
"Puente romano y mezquita" by shaorang - Flickr: Puente romano y mezquita. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Journey through Córdoba, Spain – an ancient city that has stayed close to his heart in its hybridity, faded glory and simple pleasures.

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