Ulrike Almut Sandig

(1979 / Großenhain)

Ulrike Almut Sandig
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Ulrike Almut Sandig was born in Großenhain (Saxony), in 1979, and grew up in the German town of Riesa, near Dresden. After working in France for a year, she moved to Leipzig in 1998, where she still lives today. She made several extended study-trips to India, and together with Marlen Pelny founded the literary project 'augenpost' (Poetry for all, www.augenpost.de), where the two brought poetry to the streets of Leipzig, pasting poems on lampposts, traffic lights, and building hoardings. She completed her degree in Religious Studies and modern Indian languages and literature in 2005 more »

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[was the table, was the chair]

was the table, was the chair, sat a child,
in the kitchen and ate, was it silent in the hall,
did no one wander around counting their own
steps, the window cross whiter than usual
around evening, small animals in flight
transected the yard and dust lay on the glass and
a child was very still and something occurred
in a flash, was hot at the base and darkened,
burst, a child opened its eyes
wide and couldn't, it couldn't find anything.

Translated by Bradley Schmidt

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