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Snow is Gone and Back Again Linkdump

Winter is in full swing here in North Germany. On Friday night, the temperatures dropped to minus 9° Celsius, Saturday night we got heavy snowfalls, so heavy that the two little girls who live in the house across the road … Continue reading

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Two Football Poems

The Euro 2012 finally finished tonight, as Spain beat Italy 4:0 in the final. Germany had already lost against Italy in the semi-finale this Thursday. I did not really have any strong feelings about the final either way, since I … Continue reading

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Small World

Yesterday evening, I attended Riverbank City, an English language music plus poetry event at the Bremen House of Sciences. Now I’ve been hanging out at the fringes of the Bremen literature scene for years and so I met a couple … Continue reading

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Poetry among the design classics

Tonight, I went to the newleaf Summer Season reading at the Wilhelm Wagenfeld Haus in Bremen. newleaf is the English language lit mag of the University of Bremen. I’ve been involved with the mag for a long time now and … Continue reading

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Historical Fatigue Redux – and I find myself agreeing with Bertolt Brecht

I’ve been thinking a bit more about my current historical fatigue. It seems to me as if way too many historicals, whether written or filmed, are focussed mainly on the absolute upper echelons of society. Downton Abbey – the much … Continue reading

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Writing Wank

Here are two writing links with a common theme, i.e. the importance of persistence in developing and sustaining a writing career: Brad Torgersen interviews Jay Lake for the Writers of the Future site and Catherine Schaff-Stump discusses Malcolm Gladwell’s book … Continue reading

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