Expat Berlin: Literary News for July

2nd July 2009, Comments 0 comments

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Cecile Rossant’s review of Robert Musil's book Posthumous Papers of a Living Author has just been published online in Hyperion. This journal on the future of aesthetics is a publication of the Nietzsche Circle.

You can download it as a .pdf file at:
or read it online at:

For more from/about this author, see: www.cecilerossant.com/

New work by Berlin poet Alistair Noon:

Two poems

Translations of two poems by Monika Rinck

Review of Veronica Forrest-Thomson

For more of Alistair’s work see www.myspace.com/alistairnoon

Berlin author John Holten has just had a new story published here: http://www.greenbeardmag.com/page_top.php just click on the link and you be taken right to it.

Have a look at www.johnholten.com to find out more about the author.


Berlin-based Brit comedian Jacinta Nandi has “started a Mommy Blog for ExBerliner, it's all like funny humorous stories about how exhausting it is being a mum, like the Eye always satirizes in ‘mummy for old rope.’ Only mine's really funny, of course. So CHECK it out, you guys, and comment, comment, comment.  I'm in it for the comments, you know.”
Jacinta’s new Mommy Blog: www.exberliner.net/blogs/amok



Printemps des Poetes poetry festival is putting together its 2010 programme – if you want to take part or just want more information, have a look at:

Printemps des Poètes, Berlin09

Printemps des Poètes, Berlin10

Call for submissions: Gangway Literary Magazine seeks submissions for Issue 39, Autumn 2009: BERLIN: 20 Years Since the Wall Collapsed

East side/west side...Anarchists...Allied forces...Kubat Dreieck...What happened to Prenzlauer Berg?...Media Spree?...Do you still dream of Helmut Kohl?...Do you remember when Berlin was cool?...Do you remember when Berlin was not cool?...Poor but Sexy...What does it mean to live, love, and leave a city like Berlin?

We seek work about and around Germany's capital city, retrospective pieces about life in the divided city, accounts of 'being there' in November 1989, poems, stories, and anecdotes about the time after.  We are looking to create a comprehensive look at life in Berlin in the twenty years that follows the fall of the Berlin Wall.  That includes a look into Berlin 2009.

All submissions are welcome as long as Berlin places a necessary role in the ecosystem of the piece.  

We welcome poems, stories, and short non-fiction of any length, though it should be mentioned that epic poems and multiple chapters from novels will probably not be read with great excitement, no matter the quality.  Imagine the pleasure of reading it on a computer screen as your length guide.

Please send up to 5 poems, or 3 short fiction/non-fiction pieces, or a combination of the two, to berlinpoems2009@gmail.com by August 15, 2009.

NO MAN'S LAND # 4 - CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS no man's land is seeking submissions of German literature in translation for Issue # 4, to appear Winter 2009. Deadline: August 15, 2009. For more information see: www.no-mans-land.org/

+++ writers wanted! +++ midnight poetry is looking for fresh talents +++

if you are into poetry, song texts, writing a novel or short stories and
wish to present your work to an interested crowd - midnight poetry is
the right place for you to be! please send your application to kat via
mail (kat@midnight-poetry.net). you will find more details about our
concept on the website www.midnight-poetry.net

we do look forward to your art & to having you here!


Studio space available from the 1st july or mid july within an 80 square meters shop front/gallery in Berlin Kreuzberg 36, parallel to GörlitzerPark. The monthly warm rent is 250 Euros (included are: cold rent, electricity, water, coal heating, phone and internet) to be shared with one performance writer. The space is large, bright, quiet and very suitable for writers, visual and video artists, architects, graphic designers. Looking for somebody with creative energy, reliable with the rent and organisational skills. The space has plenty of artistic possibilities. If interested in long term rental of this studio space (at least 6 months) please contact me, GABY as soon as possible on gabybila@hotmail.com


July 2009

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