Speaking Volumes are producers of literary events that focus on international authors of color who perform their literature rather on stage – in very different fashion. Sharmilla and her partners have curated a great program with four authors from different directions of the world which they will be presenting in Berlin, 16 November at Lettrétage. Continue reading Sharmilla from Speaking Volumes talks about her ventures in literature
Jaap Blonk is a sound poet that is a virtuoso in his art. He uses vocal sound production that scoops the whole range of what is possible to transcribe in international phonetic alphabet. This coming Monday he teams up with Tomomi Adachi in Berlin to do a public recording session. Continue reading Asemic Dialogues – Jaap Blonk and Tomomi Adachi
Norbert Lange writing to Mathias Traxler about ‘Haut-Parleurs’, a literary event which was conceived and presented by both Harald Muenz and Mathias Traxler in the Lettrétage on the 23th February 2017 as part of the ‘CONT_TEXT’ project. (For further information about the event and its preparation, see here: video, photos, artists’ discussions during preparation.)
Translation: Alice Bibbings
Continue reading Norbert Lange: To Say A Poem
An extract from Harald Muenz and Mathais Traxler’s mail correspondence during the preparation stages of the CON_TEXT event ‘Haut-Parleurs’ on the 22nd, 23rd, 24th of February 2017 in the Lettrétage. (For further information about the event and its preparation, see here: video, photos, Norbert Lange’s letter to Mathias Traxler about the event.)
Translation: Alice Bibbings.
This pair meets great: Maria Α. Ioannou and a festival. Starting out as an author Maria felt the need to bring literature to the people in Cyprus – in different ways than to write. That is why in 2013 she started a literary festival for hybrid artistic creations: SARDAM. Hear how she started it, how it developed and how her motherhood is influencing her. Continue reading Maria A. Ioannou – A festival organiser of Cyprus
Küssnacht, 31. Mai 1803
Ich bin in Eile, weil ich mich schleunigst nach dir sehn! Tut mir leid. Auch wenn Du geistig da bist, bist Du doch nicht präsent. Ach bitte, Heinerli, komm doch wieder in die Schweiz.
You speak of my destiny like you own it
or have seen stones set,
like my path is yours to pervert.
You speak of my youth like it’s yours to gorge on,
like a sweetness that quenches only your thirst,
eases your pangs, without a delay of gratification.
Hallo lieber Freund,
ich schreibe Dir bereits aus Warschau, wo ich gestern bereits angekommen bin, denn auch ein ostpreußischer Offizier muss wenigstens einmal die internationale Buchmesse besuchen, welche diesmal im verdachten Fußballstadion „Narodowy“, dem Nationalstatdion, stattfindet, stell Dir mal vor!