No paradise without a snake. In her forthcoming poetry book American Valentines, Hannah Star Rogers asks what you and your country do for each other. In this video, Rogers reads a selection of her poetry.
Sooner or later, the mother becomes a brick-colored locomotive, an abandoned pregnant girl gives birth to nine double begonias, the grandmother is home to all kinds of animals and knocking lemurs help pensioners with malicious telephone pranks.
»Now is the time to make black knowledge traditions more visible than ever. To anchor them in Germany's cultural memory, so we can set the course for coming closer to an anti-racist society,« says Yaema Bangali.
Independent curator and editor, Krzysztof Gutfrański talks to Alexander Manuiloff, dramaturge, writer, and founder of Radar Sofia – a contemporary writing platform and residency programme in the heart of Sofia.
In Very Compact Theory on Longing, Vinicius Jatobá describes the pain of having lost something – or someone – loved that can never be retrieved. He performs a reading of his text, exploring the geography of feelings encompassed by the Portuguese term »saudade.«
»I arrived in Germany the day they closed all the borders or at least the ones I needed to cross.« Giuliana Kiersz is one of the fellows who should have arrived at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in April. Due to the official Covid-19 restrictions she had to remain in a Berlin flat. In the poem from the kitchen window i see the world she now shares her daily observations. She could't imagine … what's reality now.
Wandering thoughts about the present state, the virus, and human conditions. Voin Voinov recalls long-lost communication skills to enter the stage of global interconnectedness, a way of caring for and feeling the world.
A story about a summer rhapsody of two young fellows who, however, also have a heavy heart.
Elisabeth Holland has an eerie feeling the morning when suddenly her telephone rings. In his new novel In Our Other Lives (Little A, 2020), Theodore Wheeler tells a story of public pain, private loss, and religious extremism that spans between American evangelical ideologies and the the beliefs of Pasthuns.
In a series of statements that explore the essence of belonging and of living in New York City, Nyamor reflects on appearance and disappearance in a metropolis. In a place like New York City, arrival and departure is constant, and with it the vacuum of memory and reinvention.
A selection of poems from Závada's second volume Mész (Mortar), that was dominated by the themes of mourning and loss arising from the loss of his mother through suicide at an early age.
A selection of poems from the volume Wreck in Lee, in which Závada focusses on universal themes such as Greek mythology and Christology, counterpoised with the precision of science and its terminology.
A conversation with the founding editor of Bakwa Magazine—created to amplify new writing from Cameroon and from the African diaspora.
A Stranger’s Pose blends memoir, travelogue, and storytelling as Emmanuel Iduma relates his journey across several African countries.
Felwine Sarr talks about his essay »Afrotopia« and the need for a »cultural revolution« in Africa: »Now is the time to dream the utopia in Africa itself, and to design the continent ourselves!«
A reflection on the process of writing a novel by Luke Wilkins. In German and English.
Solitude Exercises take the reader to Solitude castle, to what being a fellow might feel like, but also to reimagine remoteness, silence, making, and longing.
With the return of Queen Mary to Rio de Janeiro, a football match intertwines times, spaces, and the people which form the family of Brazil.
Sometimes Dürig’s víkíngs are the way you imagine them; sometimes they are different. A collection of short stories inspired by Iceland’s people and nature.
Located a sci-fi setting, artist Simon Feydieu narrates the strange fate of a future city where culture, digitalization, and dating join forces. But not for good.
No matter where we grew up, we were all children at one point. A writing and bookbinding workshop examined the ways of expressing how childhood influences personalities.
In a cocreative process, two women translated poems from Hebrew to German, cultivating access to the world of the Other through language and articulation.
Centered around two different brothers, who are confronted with their patriarchal heritage, a family realigns its innermost circle.
A gloomy story and sound piece about the creation of borders as the renunciation of humanity.
»To configure the social placement of a person, imagine their distress and their ten minute walk home from a bus stop, is shadowy or nudity.«