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Post-it poets: Thorben Schulte

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The Poetry Round

We bumped into Thorben Schulte at a poetry slam in Göttingen. Or two, Or three. He's currently studying for a masters in chemistry at Göttingen university, when he's not representing the city at regional and national poetry slams, that is What poem would you take to a desert island?

Thorben Schulte: Oh goodness, what a question! Hmm, it wouldn’t be anything of mine. I really don’t know… If you ran away, where would you run away to?

Thorben Schulte: Estonia. Do you have a favourite line or fragment of poetry?

Thorben Schulte: Yes – by Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, who wrote beautiful aphorisms. "Those whom we support hold us up in life." ("Die Menschen, denen wir eine Stütze sind, geben uns Halt im Leben.") What do you want to be when you grow up?

Thorben Schulte: Aren’t I grown up yet? Mmm, an aeroplane. What do you do in a train when you’ve finished the book you’re reading?

Thorben Schulte: I like to people-watch. Suggest a question for next time.

Thorben Schulte: What was the best poetry slam that you didn’t win? Draw us a picture.Thorben Schulte