Such a beautiful collection of poems about (queer) life in America.
Category Archives: poetry
“Maybe this is why so many of us write ‘autofiction’: because we are still stories, because we aren’t real bodies yet.”
Or Does It Explode?
On Lanston Hughes’ “Harlem”
Etel Adnan: Writing Is Another Form of Drawing
On the Lenbachhaus exhibition and her books.
The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida by Shehan Karunatilaka
“All stories are recycled and all stories are unfair.”
Books I’ve Read July-September 2022
It’s been a long year, and there is still a lot of year waiting to deteriorate. I’m trying get back into the habit of not only reading, but of reading and writing about it.
A Woman’s Life by a Guy
Guy de Maupassant’s novel points at the privilege to just live and the nothingness the nobility makes of it.
Call Us What We Carry: Amanda Gorman’s First Poetry Collection
The best passages are when she does not attempt to be presidential, but is instead “just” an immensely talented, very young poet.
Ada in Time and Space
4 versions of a woman as anchor in time and space in Sharon Dodoa Otoo’s Adas Raum
Poetry As A Form of Resistance
I spent World Poetry Day this year with two excellent, German-language collections: Grenzwerte by Max Czollek and Mein Name ist Ausländer by Semra Ertan.