All posts by Jule Schiefer

Born in the eighties, studied in gemütlich Munich and trained in Tokyo.

Tibor Hrs Pandur (SI): The medium is the mask

Poet, editor, organizer and founder of the literary platform I.D.I.O.T. Tibor Hrs Pandur from Slovenia talks about the importance of independent publishing. Yet it is only through festivals, music and performance literature that can be enhanced and spread according to contemporary needs. That also touches the politics of literature. And this is also what Tibor writes about. Make the intimate things the agenda and mask them by text.  

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Fast │ Cheap │ Dirty: Anneke Brassinga (NL)

“The grand-dame of poetry in the Netherlands” – Only her nonchalant humor beats her lyric capabilites. And the combination is more than entertaining which she very well proved at Poesiefestival 2015 in Berlin at VERSchmuggel on June 23rd. It was a great improvisation x Oswald Egger. Outside I had the chance to take a few photos of Anneke Brassinga when I met her, smoking.

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Fast │ Cheap │ Dirty: Katarzyna Fetlińska (PL)

I was at Poesiefestival 2015 in Berlin yesterday to see what the selection of Polish authors would bring, and, Lo!, what a pearl I have found. Her name is: Katarzyna Fetlińska, very young and sexy at her performance.

I had the honor to interview her shortly, asking her three questions to which she replied in gestures. Look here:

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CRY OUT FOR CROWD: Anja Golob (SI)

Copyright: Kaja Avberšek. http://kajakajak.tumblr.com

Cheers to Slovenia! Živijo! Smem prositi za ples? The Slovene author Anja Golob writes poetry, does translations, is an editor, a critic and a dramaturg. CROWD-Scout Linde Nadiani met her in Ljubljana just recently where they had a coffee. Now she told me about her poetry, about the Slovenian literary scene and about her recent publication in German. Let’s dance with Anja Golob.

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Portrait: Steven J Fowler (GB)

This photo of SJ Fowler comes as “Bear as the Bear”. Best wishes to Jack London. Copywright: Steven J Fowler

This photo of SJ Fowler comes as “Bear as the Bear”. Best wishes to Jack London.

By Julia Schiefer

The atmosphere of the “Hay Festival” in 2014 is buoyant and somewhat noisy. One could imagine that outside of the small frame of the youtube picture there could be people passing by, mumbling to each other, going out or in or stay for a while before moving on. Yet, it is poet/artist Steven J Fowler reading out his poems, that the screen is showing.  Approaching the microphone, he says: “Oh my god, I just realized I am in Mexico” and right in this moment a technician appears out of nowhere to fix the height of his microphone as if he wanted to answer: Yes, my friend, here you are. Before reading out his poetry he states in a brutally honest fashion that he thanks “whoever  insane person who decided to invite me” from London to Mexico, who invited a guy who writes poetry. A  guy who is actually very restless about organizing collaborative poetry events with now over “100 events in over a dozen countries”, and has published just recently his sixth book of his own poetry {Enthusiasm}, doing exhibitions, and before he has been a poet actually was a martial artist. Continue reading Portrait: Steven J Fowler (GB)