Poems

In my poems I explore themes like religion, interfaith, belonging, art, love, mortality and nonviolence. My poems have appeared in print in Lost Country and Time of Singing and online in Calvary Cross, Crux Literary Journal, Fib Review, Ground: Poetry of Faith and Doubt, Hedgerow, Literary Yard, One sentence poems, Open Mouse, PILGRIM, poetry24, and verbatim. My first collection (in German) will be published by Ralf Schuster Verlag in autumn 2022.

 

 

I recently had the pleasure of collaborating with the composer Hans-Jürgen Gerung. He wrote the music and I the lyrics for "Gegenüber", a work for two cellos and reciter. The underlying theme was non-violence and inaction as action in different traditions.

 


 

 

 In 2018 I won the first place in the Landschreiber literary competition in the category poetry. Reflecting on the different places where I have lived, I wrote a poem about how every person develops their own language along their life's journey.