Lustful Things – Geile Sachen!, Folge 13: Ilma Rakusa, »Picture in the bedroom«

Lustful Things

German Poetry Now: A bilingual online-anthology, featured by DAS GEDICHT chapbook   Ilma Rakusa Picture in the bedroom No movie poster, no Madonna, no landscape, but her: she, the sleeping Japanese woman. Standing and sleeping, with pitch-black hair and a barrette in that ink-blue turtleneck sweater, her lips painted red as if for a fancy ball. But so much adrift, removed. Now I look at her behind the glass; she doesn’t see me. The snapshot of sleep lasts forever. One perennially extending moment full of innocence. And blissful, that too. Come, the picture is whispering – what are you waiting […]

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Zum 100. Todestag von August Stramm:
Langes Telegramm
an Dr. Stramm

von Anton G. Leitner   Fern Buch Stabiere Graben Schütze General Voll Macht Hose Gewimmer Pose Einsames Eisernes Kreuz Wort Rätsel Feld Stecher Stellung Halten Hartes Geschlecht Lüstern Geflüstert Seine Stimme War Sturm World War Über Haupt Mann Vers Ehrt Wunde Blasen Marsch Befehl Front Post Empfänger Bezahlt Porto Welt Einheit Einheiz Kessel Schlacht Hof Schranze Schrapnell Blei Guss Soldat Salutiert Blutiger Ernst (Augusts Krawatte Verrutscht) Aua Rot Schopf Dichter Tropf Promoviert Provoziert Hengst Verwaltung Nicht Immer Grüne Knusper Verse Knospen Aus Wessen Schoß Schuss Zirkel Schluss   © Anton G. Leitner, Weßling   Zum 100. Todestag von August Stramm […]

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Translating the Zeitgeist:
German Poetry Now DAS GEDICHT chapbook – out now!

In its 21st year, the poetry magazine DAS GEDICHT, based in Munich (Germany), is launching an international edition that offers a roadmap of poets writing in contemporary Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Israel. The editors Michael Augustin, Anton G. Leitner, and Paul-Henri Campbell have gathered some of the most interesting poetical voices in the German language, such as Günter Kunert, Helmut Krausser, Tanja Dückers, Matthias Politycki, Jan Wagner, Ulrike Draesner, or Ilma Rakusa. Germany, known as the Land of Poets and Thinkers, has been successful in exporting refrigerators, cork sandals, and sedans, while its contemporary poetic production is virtually […]

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