ANTJE STEHN, ITALY


Antje Stehn
Ms. Antje Stehn
, Germany, a poet, visual artist, art curator and a Member of German PEN, resides in Italy. She is the co-editor of the poetry Magazine TamTamBumBum, Los Ablucionistas. She is a Member of the Directive Committee of the Piccolo Museo della Poesia of Piacenza, Italy.  Since 2020, she is curating the art-poetry project “Rucksack a Global Poetry Patchwork” that involves more than 250 international poets. Her books and poems are translated into twelve languages and published in numerous international anthologies.


BRASS KNOB

When you leave the house 
with the shopping list in your
fingers and come back 
with no list and no shopping
your hand cannot quite find 
your polished brass doorknob
reflecting your world in miniature
at the very same moment 
your children 
turn into hunting dogs
watching your every gesture 
and you slim down 
into a single dimension
like a Greyhound dog
running like crazy
against time.

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