50 Poets and Writers You Should Read before You Are 50! (Final part V)

At last! We are there! The last 10 poets and writers you should read before you are 50. And without further ado here they are: 41. Stieg Larsson: His “Millenium Series” made the headlines after his death as his publisher gave David Lagercrantz the go ahead to finish the fourth book “That Which Does Not Kill”. It caused a controversy who has the right to … Continue reading 50 Poets and Writers You Should Read before You Are 50! (Final part V)

50 Poets and Writers you should read before you are 50! (Part IV)

So we are more than half way through The Bee’s list of 50 poets and writers to read before you are 50. How do you like it so far? Do you know any of the author’s and poets? And could you give me some suggestions that I don’t know yet? Here you can find Part I, Part II & Part III Today we start with … Continue reading 50 Poets and Writers you should read before you are 50! (Part IV)

The poem causes questions/Das Gedicht stellt mir Fragen

September October 2018 I wrote these questions down in April 2012 when Guenter Grass wrote this controversial poem. Little did I know that Anti-semitism would be a huge topic again this year. April 2012 inspired by Guenter Grass “What must be said” and many articles written about it. The poem causes questions Are people who criticise the State of Israel automatically Anti-Semites? Is a poem … Continue reading The poem causes questions/Das Gedicht stellt mir Fragen

Being sentimental or Four Weddings and a Funeral Blues

Last week I had the chance to see one of my favourite film in English for the first time. A film that taught the Germans the F-word and me that there is a poet out there called W. H. Auden. It’s “Four Weddings and a Funeral“. Even though it is ancient now it was still hilarious and I find it quite interesting to hear films in … Continue reading Being sentimental or Four Weddings and a Funeral Blues