A Morning in Luxembourg

I’m in grey, rainy (so what’s new?) Luxembourg for a vernissage (see this blog, here). Visit family & talk a long walk, then sit at the Place d’Armes (d’Plëss), drink coffee or Rosporter bubbly water, talk to people. Grey rainy morning until on the bandstand of the square where usually the municipal brass band holds forth  for lunch -time concerts, a Qatari traditional orchestra with ouds, various drums, violins & a … Read more A Morning in Luxembourg


THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF LUXEMBOURG is pleased to announce “POETRY FROM LUXEMBOURG” featuring Jean PORTANTE & Pierre JORIS with Nicole PEYRAFITTE A reading and performance of their work as well as work by Luxembourg poets such as Anise Koltz, Roger Manderscheid, Edmond Dune, Nico Helminger & others. at THE ZINC BAR – 82 West 3rd Street (bet Thompson and Sullivan) – New York City Sunday, October 31, 2010 – … Read more POETRY FROM LUXEMBOURG

Roger Manderscheid (1933-2010)

And the Memorial Day occasion stretches on: news just in that the Luxembourg writer Roger Manderscheid, an old & dear friend, died on Tuesday night. Of the generation just preceding mine, he was the most prolific, radical, engaged, political, satirical, and plain humorous poet, novelist, playwright in both the German and the Luxembourg languages, as well as being a superb visual artist. His 1988 novel schacko klak, written in … Read more Roger Manderscheid (1933-2010)

An Iceberg the Size of Luxembourg

As I am from Luxembourg, I well know how small a country it is — and yet, it is a country with all that entails, and so it has a size that is both geological and human, and thus Hannah Devlin’s  Times newspaper headline & article strikes a deep chord: Antarctic spits out iceberg the size of Luxembourg by Hannah Devlin An iceberg the size of Luxembourg has split … Read more An Iceberg the Size of Luxembourg