Open Call for Messages from Space – Send us your Poems
Okay, so maybe the September 1st lyrikline relaunch isn’t quite the same as the discovery of a new solar system (even though there is so much to be explored on the new site). Either way, we’d like to send out an open call to all users, followers, poetry fans, and writers for their twitter length “tiny poems” on the topic “space” for our web relaunch on Sunday. Your poems will be published on the lyrikline blog and we will ask the poets reading at the event on Sunday to select and read their favourites. The relaunch event starts on September 1st at 7pm (UTC+2) and can be watched via live stream on the lyrikline website.
The poems shouldn’t exceed 140 characters and can be posted from now on until Sunday 7:30pm (UTC+2) via twitter (addressed @lyrikline or by using the hashtag #spacepoem), by sending a message to our Facebook fanpage or by commenting on this blog post. They should be written in English or German, since these are the main languages of the event.
Why ‘Space Poems’?
The relaunch event on Sunday takes place at a very special venue in Berlin: the c-base space station beneath Berlin-Mitte. We’d like to bring the users and the venue together by collecting ‘space poems,’ as is apropos of the event location. We’d be happy if many of you contributed poems for the celebration. Here’s a bit more about the ‘legendary’ c-base…
According to a myth there are remnants of a space station called c-base underneath Berlin’s city centre. This space station allegedly crashed due to unstable conditions in its orbit after exiting a time warp. The space station’s antenna is the Fernsehturm, the TV tower in Berlin. A multifunctional space station module, which ejected during the crash, is now under intense research and serves as the current premises of the c-base association.
Myths and legends aside, c-base is an association whose main aims are to promote skills and knowledge of computers and data networks. It was one of the first hackerspaces in the world. We would like to thank the members and the circle of the c-base for hosting the lyrikline relaunch event and for their support.