The Mediterranean, south-up

After a long summer writing about islands and migrations, this weekend I’ll be back on the road, and on the sea. On Sunday 22nd, I’ll be in the village of Carosino, Italy, for the second edition of the festival Parlate di luce. After reading a couple of multilingual ‘mosaics’ (for old times’ sake), there’ll be …

Call for haiku on migration and borders

(Re-published from the Passaport Project blog) Whilst we’re documenting last Saturday’s solidarity Manifestival in front of the migrant detention centre in Findel, Luxembourg, and sifting patiently through the content we’ve received so far for Issue 2 of our artistic newspaper Le monde n’est pas rond (see the call for submissions), here’s an informal call for …

On editing “Le monde n’est pas rond”

The nightmares and joys of being the editor of an artistic newspaper. Rejecting submissions for lack of quality, deviation of subject, length (the submission guidelines are there for a reason!), and sometimes even for downright disrespect of the readers and fellow authors — disappointing unsuccessful submitters hurts at first, but you get used to it. Reading, …