My Worst Nightmare: The Poem | Voices of Berlin – February

I had this recurring nightmare as a child Some spooky, some screaming ones, some burned in my mind One thing will always go back and forth in my brain to wake up in a cold sweat I used to call out in my sleep “I’m afraid…! I’m afraid of…” The...

“Coming to” – Luke Swenson

Steel flashes softened by ascending fog above the rising waters there the bent white neck. Waves beating against porcelain walls. Swirl. Slant. Swish. Bubble. Rebubble. Turn. Huddled tight & permeable, what pink froth now lies exposed atop high places nestled in the valley’s gentle bushland cleft against fleshy cliffs at...

Elia Fb – “Ndoki” / Part II

Every night in the other worlds I make sure I offer her flowers In the garden of our common stories My ancestors rest in no graves, Only in spirits of dignity and victory   Our softness may crack any adversity, Reconcile strength with weakness, despair with audacity Even when you...

Elia FB – “Ndoki” / Part I

I am the daughter of freedom fighters and farmers Dark skin warmer than deep-down waters But cooler than Congolese summers   Kinshasa-borne father and French mother Raised in the suburbs of Paris So excuse my French: my vernacular bloomed in the streets   I am sure my ancestors moved carefully,...

Candice Nembhard – “Memory” | Domicilium

Candice Nembhard had a lot to say when she hit the Domicilium stage fresh off of a hiatus from performing. She dropped bars, sang songs, and won the audience over with her smoothly delivered sass. Find Candice on Insta and Facebook Camera: Sanna Kartau, who writes and edits the Berlin Blog....

“Ships or Tails” – Bronwyn Carter

1.   Town of chemists and churches colliding with your miniature horizons yesterday. Forever those stars behind stars behind stars. I come from the bush; I come with my recessed mind. I cannot think but to write, spiked by the trail home. Employing all my languages I never made it...

Bard Baitman – “Thirty” | Domicilium

Bard’s set of existentialist musings was rich with intimacy and insight. Addressing everything from the insignificance of the human life to the proper way to give a caring hug, he had the audience captivated from the first moments he stepped on stage. Bard’s work can be found on his website,...

Candice Nembhard – “Malcolm X” | Domicilium

Candice Nembhard had a lot to say when she hit the Domicilium stage fresh off of a hiatus from performing. She dropped bars, sang songs, and won the audience over with her smoothly delivered sass. Find Candice on Insta and Facebook Camera: Sanna Kartau, who writes and edits the Berlin Blog....

Esther Heller – “Ipomoea Alba” | Domicilium

Esther Heller came through to Domicilium in December to say farewell for now to Berlin. After getting into the Creative Writing program at Oxford, Esther has had to move to England to further hone her artistic skills. Her special multi-media set was a pleasure both to host and witness. You...

Bard Baitman – “Makeout” | Domicilium

Bard’s set of existentialist musings was rich with intimacy and insight. Addressing everything from the insignificance of the human life to the proper way to give a caring hug, he had the audience captivated from the first moments he stepped on stage. Bard’s work can be found on his website,...

“monster / creature” – Hannah Kenyon Lair

the words that i have to describe what happened here are not mine, have no value to me: slow dissolution before a rupture. the recognition of pain when the surge fades.   even now, i cannot feel. too frightened, or strong, or alone. all feeling lives in relation to you....

Candice Nembhard – “Ginger Me Slowly” | Domicilium

Candice Nembhard had a lot to say when she hit the Domicilium stage fresh off of a hiatus from performing. She dropped bars, sang songs, and won the audience over with her smoothly delivered sass. Find Candice on Insta and Facebook Camera: Sanna Kartau, who writes and edits the Berlin Blog....

Esther Heller – “Lilium ‘Stargazer'” | Domicilium

Esther Heller came through to Domicilium in December to say farewell for now to Berlin. After getting into the Creative Writing program at Oxford, Esther has had to move to England to further hone her artistic skills. Her special multi-media set was a pleasure both to host and witness. You...

Bard Baitman – “Not Yet” | Domicilium

Bard’s set of existentialist musings was rich with intimacy and insight. Addressing everything from the insignificance of the human life to the proper way to give a caring hug, he had the audience captivated from the first moments he stepped on stage. Bard’s work can be found on his website,...

Candice Nembhard – “Jealousy” | Domicilium

Candice Nembhard had a lot to say when she hit the Domicilium stage fresh off of a hiatus from performing. She dropped bars, sang songs, and won the audience over with her smoothly delivered sass. Find Candice on Insta and Facebook Camera: Sanna Kartau, who writes and edits the Berlin Blog....

Esther Heller – “Echinopsis” | Domicilium

Esther Heller came through to Domicilium in December to say farewell for now to Berlin. After getting into the Creative Writing program at Oxford, Esther has had to move to England to further hone her artistic skills. Her special multi-media set was a pleasure both to host and witness. You...

How I Stay Alive: The Poem | Voices of Berlin – January

You come into existence, your brain comes online, you become a functioning unit then you’re like… the fuck? Today is the best day of your life… Just in a dream. Wow, this is a bit of a tightrope we all live on. I’ve thought many times about suicide… This repetitive,...

Bard Baitman – “Pacman of Sensory Stimuli” | Domicilium

Bard’s set of existentialist musings was rich with intimacy and insight. Addressing everything from the insignificance of the human life to the proper way to give a caring hug, he had the audience captivated from the first moments he stepped on stage. Bard’s work can be found on his website,...

Esther Heller – “Aquarium” | Domicilium

Esther Heller came through to Domicilium in December to say farewell for now to Berlin. After getting into the Creative Writing program at Oxford, Esther has had to move to England to further hone her artistic skills. Her special multi-media set was a pleasure both to host and witness. You...

Esther Heller – “Golden Glitter” & “Uses of the Erotic” by Audre Lorde | Domicilium

Esther Heller came through to Domicilium in December to say farewell for now to Berlin. After getting into the Creative Writing program at Oxford, Esther has had to move to England to further hone her artistic skills. Her special multi-media set was a pleasure both to host and witness. You...

Elijah Elpenor – “Automatic” | Domicilium

Elijah Elpenor has been working on a series of automatically composed essays. His performance at Domicilium consisted of excerpts from a larger collection of these works. Camera: Marc Seestaedt, whose work can be found on his website. Thanks so much for checking out this performance. We are constantly trying to...

Roland Satterwhite – “Prison Cell” | Domicilium

Roland’s performance at Domicilium was a touching demonstration of his evokative songwriting and blue grass influenced rhythms. Follow Roland’s Band, Tolyqyn. Camera: Marc Seestaedt, whose work can be found on his website. Thanks so much for checking out this performance. We are constantly trying to improve. With the help of...

Mary V. – “With Frank Sinatra” | Domicilium

Mary V. is a song writer with an old soul. Her quirky lyricism manages to amuse and cut deep within a single measure. Her performance at Domicilium was deeply moving and colored by the love story she lived while she was visiting her home state of Washington. Camera: Marc Seestaedt,...

Mary V. – “All I Can Do” | Domicilium

Mary V. is a song writer with an old soul. Her quirky lyricism manages to amuse and cut deep within a single measure. Her performance at Domicilium was deeply moving and colored by the love story she lived while she was visiting her home state of Washington. Camera: Marc Seestaedt,...

The DubTalk ft. Hamza

Hamza’s newly released EP “Tracks from Mars” was one of the key windows we got into the outcome of his practiced craft. He performed the EP’s title track as well as “One Two”, both tracks clearly demonstrating his self professed obsession with writing short, dense lines painting tales in pictures. His...

Olivia Shaw – “This Blaze Was Not a Mystery” | Domicilium

Olivia Shaw came to the Domicilium stage bearing pages from her journal. In an honest and vulnerable set, she offered us insight into daily musings, struggles, and inner turmoil. Camera: Marc Seestaedt, whose work can be found at https://www.marcseestaedt.de. Don’t forget to subscribe if you like the vibe!

TRAX by Hamza | The DubTalk

Hamza is the second guest to be featured on this season of The DubTalk. As you know if you’ve been keeping up with the weekly updates, we’ve decided to upload shorter compilations of some of the best moments from the episode in the lead up to its release. Our first...

Olivia Shaw – “The One You Choose” | Domicilium

Olivia Shaw came to the Domicilium stage bearing pages from her journal. In an honest and vulnerable set, she offered us insight into daily musings, struggles, and inner turmoil. Camera: Marc Seestaedt, whose work can be found at https://www.marcseestaedt.de. Don’t forget to subscribe if you like the vibe!

A.E. Sadeghipour – “Concrete Reign” | Domicilium

A.E. Sadeghipour came to Domicilium equipped with a slew of fine poems which demonstrated the breadth of her oeuvre. Her poem “Concrete Reign” is a brief recounting of the memory of departing her birth country of Iran and the grief of her mother at having to do so. Find more...

A.E. Sadeghipour – “Madreseh” | Domicilium

A.E. Sadeghipour came to Domicilium equipped with a slew of fine poems which demonstrated the breadth of her oeuvre. Her poem “Madraseh” is a short window in to the daily life and inquiries of a school girl in Iran. Find more of A.E. Sadeghipour on her website and on Instagram Camera:...

A.E. Sadeghipour – “White is Loveless” | Domicilium

A.E. Sadeghipour came to Domicilium equipped with a slew of fine poems which demonstrated the breadth of her oeuvre. Her poem “White is Loveless” is a rumination on the growing significance of color in contemporary culture. Find more of A.E. Sadeghipour on her website and on Instagram Camera: Sara Herrlander, who...

A.E. Sadeghipour – ” Privilege of Assimilation” | Domicilium

A.E. Sadeghipour came to Domicilium equipped with a slew of fine poems which demonstrated the breadth of her oeuvre. Her poem “Privilege of Assimilation” is an exploration of the tolls assimilation can take on a child transplanted to a new culture. Find more of A.E. Sadeghipour on her website and on...

A.E. Sadeghipour – “Persian Has No Pronouns” | Domicilium

A.E. Sadeghipour came to Domicilium equipped with a slew of fine poems which demonstrated the breadth of her oeuvre. After revealing her obsession with the word ‘you’ to the audience, A.E. felt it necessary to explain from whence that obsession sprung. Her piece “Persian has No Pronouns” is an effort...

A.E. Sadeghipour – “Why Are You Here” | Domicilium

A.E. Sadeghipour came to Domicilium equipped with a slew of fine poems which demonstrated the breadth of her oeuvre. Her set’s second piece was a continuation down the path of nerdiness with which the set opened. “Why are You Here” explores A.E.’s obsession with pronouns, grammar and syntax in a...

A.E. Sadeghipour – “If the BVG was an RPG” | Domicilium

A.E. Sadeghipour came to Domicilium equipped with a slew of fine poems which demonstrated the breadth of her oeuvre. She kicked off her set with this funny piece situated on the field of battle… Pokemon Battle. “If the BVG was an RPG” utilizes A.E.’s love for RPGs and her familiarity...

Hamza Beg – “I Lost My Phone Somewhere” | Domicilium

Every second Tuesday of the month, we host Domicilium, an event which offers space to artists and encourages them to share the universe in which their art exists. The audience shares a deeply personal experience with each individual artist. The sets are full of emotion and driven by the dedication...

The DubTalk ft. Breezy

Season 3 is here, and for the first time, The DubTalk is on video. We invited Breezy to the K12 studio to talk about her new “Tragic Mulatto” EP. The session is a wealth of knowledge and infectious improvised tunes. From minute one, Breezy was candid and honest with Lex...

[Teaser] The DubTalk Season 3 Premier

We have been working hard to make this season something special. We’ll be sharing the first episode with y’all come Sunday. Here is the second taste of what’s to come. We’re going to be trying out the new Premier feature on YouTube, so you will be able to watch the...

[Teaser] The DubTalk ft. Breezy

For the first time ever, The DubTalk will be on video! Season Three will bring you closer to the weirdness going down in the K12 studio than ever before. The entire session will be available for your viewing pleasure. Nothing will be left out. That means you’ll get to experience...

Love & Tolerance by Yansn (Live on The DubTalk)

YANSN straight blew us away when we invited her to the studio for November’s episode of The DubTalk. She’s a multilingual, multi-talented MC and Producer based in Berlin. Luckily, we had our newest members of the crew, Kyle Ferguson and Jo Winter, in the K12 to capture her essence in...

The DubTalk ft. Babiche Papaya

The penultimate episode of the final season features yet another multi-talented and socially active being, and she goes by the name of Babiche Papaya. At her request, we opened up the episode with a lengthy freestyle cypher session. Right away, we noticed how unique and witty her freestyle swagger is....

The DubTalk ft. Emeka Ene

In the time since this episode was first aired, Emeka has let poetry fall to the side in favor of dance and performance art. Nowadays, he’s using his physical form to express the eccentricities of his mad soul. You can still find him at Curious Fox though. Every first Tuesday...

The DubTalk ft. Marcus O’Shea

Marcus O’Shea was our honorable guest for the second venture into our DubTalk experimentation. A performance poet of the highest order, Marcus’s  fascination with language and his propensity for building fantastic characters and environments in his writing allows him to lure audiences into his world in order to enlighten them...

The DubTalk ft. Selene Ross

Her story “The Drought” serves as the centerpiece for this episode. In it, she tackles a systemic problem in American society which persists to this day. Its narrative implements the analogy of the eponymous drought to shed light on the emotional complexities of a tragedy which leaves an entire college...