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Archive December 2009

Home – the Place to Create

December 30, 2009 by · No comments

An interview with the curator of Let’s go home – Charlotte Friling – by Maya Kolarova Photo: Personal archive How was the idea of such a show born? I was approached by the artist, Sophie Holstein, and the first owners of the S-KAI building, DWI Grundbesitz GmbH, who wished to give young artists the chance […]

The Mouse, A Mouse

December 29, 2009 by · 1 comment

By Changming Yuan Photo: Richard0 if the little mouse became as boundless as the sky as it wishes the sky would become as free as a cloud the cloud as powerful as a wind and if the wind became as unshakable as a wall the wall would become as penetrating as a mouse and the […]

Artist of the Week — Mariska Zevenbergen

December 28, 2009 by · 5 comments

Mariana Velichkova’s interview with the sculptor Mariska Zevenbergen When and how did you realize that art was going to be your vocation? There are two clear moments in my youth that I realized art is my vocation: at the age of four; an artist came into our class to make large paintings with us my […]

The Week – Trees with Albert Camus

December 28, 2009 by · 1 comment

Photo: lrargerich *** “We only know of one duty, and that is to love.” *** Photo: Taras Kalapun *** “We rarely confide in those who are better than we are.” ***

Silver Carts and Watermelon Seeds: How Image Creates Mood in Two Poems by Kathleen Driskell

December 27, 2009 by · No comments

Barry George Photo: victoriapeckham In the poems throughout Seed Across Snow, Kathleen Driskell’s careful attention to details creates the feeling of a heightened attentiveness to life. Nowhere is this more evident than in two of her poems about motherhood, “Why I Mother You the Way I Do” and “Seed.” In these two compelling poems, Driskell […]

Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2009 by · No comments

Photo: Darwin Bell Dear friends, authors and readers of Public Republic, Merry Christmas! We wish for you health, love, unforgettable moments, positive energy, wisdom, beauty and inspiration, success and determination to follow your dreams. We thank everyone from the Public Republic team for everything we create and inspire together! We wish you Merry Christmas and […]

A Photo: Portrait of a Dream

December 24, 2009 by · 3 comments

An interview with Desislava Slavova by Natalia Nikolaeva Translation by Iva Kuncheva Foto: Dessislava Slavova “If you can dream it, you can do it” Walt Disney I like the moments when a person materializes a reality out of their dreams. I admire people who can put love, time, patience and faith into their dreams and […]

I Remember You

December 24, 2009 by · 5 comments

R.L.Burns Photo: nattu There are many things I wish I didn’t remember at all. Being raped at sixteen. A stepfather who beat the hell out of my mother, my sister and me. The hatred I felt towards him. Taking a gun to kill him and nearly killing myself instead. Rejection. The disappointment of every romantic relationship I have ever had. I went from […]

Art McLeod: Respect the people and wildlife you encounter and respect your environment

December 24, 2009 by · 1 comment

Yana Radilova’s interview with the photographer Art McLeod My name is Art McLeod. I have been a nature photographer for many years. I grew up in Northern Ontario, Canada. My parents are wildlife photographers and have been ever since I was a child. We spent a lot of time in the wilderness and that had […]

The torn-up wallpaper

December 23, 2009 by · 1 comment

Peter Kraevski Photo: Robert Couse-Baker The torn-up wallpaper of propriety the savaged slippers of domesticity the loneliness with its unreeled balls of yarn this is the dog of my affection and the cat of yours

“The Most” by Katerina Stoykova-Klemer coming up this Spring from Finishing Line Press

December 22, 2009 by · No comments

We are happy to share that Katerina Stoykova-Klemer’s new poetry collection, “The Most” (Finishing Line Press) is available for pre-publication purchase at Availability date is March 5th.

The sad story of the man, who spent Christmas Eve alone with his dachshund

December 22, 2009 by · 2 comments

Corinna Ketterling Photo: David Blackwell. The dachshund, which she left with me drags me behind him through the snow we greet a snowmen and we see all winter’s white enchanting show

When Love is Anything but Possible

December 22, 2009 by · 8 comments

Mariana Velichkova Photo: krystynana I collected the remnants of my pride piece by piece I cleared up the shelves of my mind thought by thought I put away the matters of the heart that don’t matter anymore in a cold, dry, secret place to store along with useless souvenirs of fragile memories worn-out masks of […]

Artist of the Week — Francisco Valera

December 20, 2009 by · 3 comments

Mariana Velichkova’s interview with the photographer Francisco Valera Why did you choose photography as your hobby? Well, first because it is a cheap hobby due to Internet and digital techniques, and second because I can translate my ideas in the different ways of photo composition. Space collector No choice – save our world

The Week – Sunflowers with Inspiration

December 20, 2009 by · 1 comment

Photo: wili *** “Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labour in freedom.” Albert Einstein *** Photo: trabita *** “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” George Eliot ***


December 20, 2009 by · No comments

By Changming Yuan Photo: Muffet Arhats squatting around in a fast fading field all flushed with protests against frost coming simply too soon Buddha means you to guard an entire season but we mean you to guard our houses the last of an orange-streaked landscape the last to ripen

A Wolf in City’s Clothing

December 18, 2009 by · No comments

Keith Wilson Photo: Ghetu Daniel My metallic grey, this cold static hush across the frightened traffic of my forest. My unfamiliar family, my food, my quarry. I prey alone, head cocked to the side, an ear to the needles of the ground, and the other trained to heaven. I am the truest of predators. The […]


December 17, 2009 by · No comments

Molly Weinberg (this poem was written while she was in camp during World War II) Photo: Robbie W T Vitamins A, B, C Smooth life’s way for you and me, But if you’re really going far What you need is Vitamin R. Want some vegetables on the sly? Want the occasional refreshing milk? Want o […]

Metallic Flash

December 15, 2009 by · 3 comments

Chantal Bizzini Photo: The Pug Father Water battled light yet they played and the broken shells didn’t wound their feet the wall fell, wall of water on this bleached city, fortified with reefs and flats on the stink of algae mixed with torn boards, tires, corkscrews, gloves of discolored rubber, plastic debris, heaps of rope […]

Artist of the Week — Jill Mulleady

December 13, 2009 by · 3 comments

An interview with painter Jill Mulleady by Maya Kolarova Jill Mulleady – “a whirlpool of complex emotions” Photo: Personal archive Jill Mulleady (born 1980 in Uruguay) is a painter based in London. She studied theatre at Jacques Lecoq School (2002-03), Paris and MA Fine Arts at Chelsea College of Arts, London (2007–09). Jill Mulleady’s paintings […]