International Poetry Reading, Part 4

SPRING’S BLUE RIBBON, edited by poet Gino Leineweber, is the fourth international poetry anthology published by Verlag Expeditionen, Germany. The publishing house presents an extraordinary project in which worldwide poets have participated. The poetry collection contains poems from 61 poets from 20 countries on five continents. With its different cultural and personal imprints, the range of poetry is unique and provides a profound insight into contemporary, lyrical work. Each poem is printed in mother-tongue and English and is likewise performed in the reading series. Anyone who has heard such multilingual readings knows how special it is to listen to a poem recited in a foreign language, even if you don’t understand it; the sound and rhythm of the language is always an experience.

The recitals of the poets will be framed by the moderation of the poet Antje Stehn and music videos of the musicians Ulrike Gaate and Thomas Styhn from Germany.

The readings will be broadcast via Facebook and recorded to be made available later on YouTube and on the publisher’s website.

The fourth out of five readings from the international poetry anthology SPRING’S BLUE RIBBON will take place on

April 9, 2022, 1 pm EDT, 7 pm CEST

SPRING’S BLUE RIBBON, edited by poet Gino Leineweber is the fourth international poetry anthology published by Verlag Expeditionen, Germany. The poetry collection contains 61 poets from 20 countries on five continents.

For the whole program, you will find here:

Every reading will be broadcast on FB-page „Cultivating Voices.“

If you want to join on the Zoom platform, you need to register in advance here (unless you are already registered for a former reading; then this access link is still valid):

After registration, you will get an email with an access link.

Reading Poets on April 9 are:

Yin Xiaoyuan, China
Muberra Karamanoglu, Turkey
Simon Fletcher, United Kingdom
Juan C. Tajes, Uruguay/The Netherlands
Varsha Das, India
Raed Al Jishi, Saudi-Arabia
Uwe Friesel, Germany
Albrecht Classen, USA/Germany 

Moderation: Antje Stehn, Germany

Music Videos: Ulrike Gaate & Thomas Styhn Germany

Internet Technic: Don Krieger, USA

International Poetry Reading, Part 3

Last Saturday, we had our second poetry reading from the international poetry anthology SPRING’S BLUE RIBBON. 

You can watch this session and the one before on the YouTube playlist

and also on the Website of the publishing house where you still can find the program:

The link for registration for all of our events, if you didn’t register already, is here

Please note you have to do so in advance hence do it as soon as possible. You need for participating at the event the access link that will get on the day of the session with an email

We continue with the third out of five readings next Saturday,

April 2,  2022, 11 pm EDT, 5 pm CEST 

Poets who are reading:

Milica Lilic – Serbia
Elcin Sevgi Sucin – Turkey
Mamta Sagar – India
Padmaja Iyengar-Paddy – India
Don Krieger – USA
Chloe Koutsoumbeli – Greece
Yiorgos Chouliaras – Greece
Luz S. Mejia -Colombia/USA

Every reading will last about an hour and is broadcast on FB-page “Cultivating Voices.” After the reading, the participants on the Zoom can stay together for another half hour.