Martin Glaz Serup is an author, writing poetry, children’s books, theoretical papers, he is a blogger and contributor as well as founder of magazines, a literary critic and well, he is also teaching creative and non-creative writing at the University of Copenhagen and at Danish Talent Academy in Holstebro. Goddamn, Serup is a textual jack-of-all-trades, „a gifted and prolific poet“ (Steven J Fowler), innovative and hard-boiled, and a funny guy talking waterfall-like without interruption.
The climatic change is unarguable taking place and sets in motion dire consequences. The present-day anthropocene – an age in which humans are no longer an independent species from others, are no longer the sole creators of their means and images but have a severe and irreversible impact on the conditions of living, it is a worthwhile to think about a kind of literature that can face the demands of nowaday issues and developments. Continue reading John Holten (IE/GER): Are you still human?!
Daniela Seel is author, publisher, lecturer and critic and one of the matadors of new poetry. When you are looking for new German contemporary voices from poetry you strike a bonanza when you look at the programme of kookbooks. And even though her 2011 published collection of poems is called “ich kann diese stelle nicht wiederfinden” (“i cannot find this passage again”) she constantly proves the opposite, that is that she has found her place pretty well. According to her, poetry should be a form of life rather than an evening entertainment. Continue reading Daniela Seel: „Laboratory for poetry as a form of living“