Nora-Eugenie Gomringer

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Nora-Eugenie Gomringer was born in Neunkirchen/Saar in 1980. She spent several years in the Unites States where she went to school and worked. Since 1995 she is living in Bamberg where she studies American and German Studies, and where she directs the International K├╝nstlerhaus Villa Concordia, a department of the Bavarian State Ministry of Sciences, Research and the Arts since April 2010.

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Farmerly tender

The calf will die in the night
I sleep outside in the byre
Here, your soup's in the pot
Get into bed now, we're up early tomorrow

-for the rain is young and kicks the benches with feet of water-
on heavy, misty days, days like this in fact,
the garden is a refuge of desire,
of snails and worms,


Mother was always
warning me

With you I'm pulling

Love rust

You've oxidised
Next to me

Father: say the children

Without William James
He wouldn't be pragmatic
He sits himself down

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