(lots) more poetry on film

December 14, 2020

The ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival in Berlin has been around since 2002. It was the first and is the largest international platform for short films based on poetry and has been hosted in nearly 50 countries around the world. Some 2,000 entries from over 100 countries were submitted to the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival 2020.

Since its founding in 1991, the Haus für Poesie, formerly the Literaturwerkstatt Berlin, has been promoting and supporting all areas of literature, but especially poetry, both as the written word and in conjunction with other art forms and media. Focused exclusively on poetry since 2000, it is the venue where contemporary poetry in all its diversity of forms is showcased and discussed. On the Haus für Poesie website, you can view the winning films of the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival from 2002 – 2020.


street reading…

January 27, 2013

Book-treePerhaps you’ve noticed that little “libraries” are cropping up all over the place. Old phone booths, newspaper boxes, mailboxes and other serviceable containers have been cleaned up, painted up, set up and stocked with books that passersby are welcome to borrow and replace.

Well, here’s another one, in Berlin. Created by Baufachfrau Berlin and known as Forest Books, this sidewalk library is constructed of bolted-together tree trunks, each inset with several protected book-holding niches. Read the story and see more photos on Inhabitat. Read more about the international book-distribution movement spurred on by the folks at Little Free Library.
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photo by Lori Zimmer

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