Post-it poets: Thorben Schulte

Article published on March 21, 2013
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Article published on March 21, 2013

We bumped into Thorben Schulte at a poetry slam in Göttingen. Or two, Or three. He's currently studying for a masters in chemistry at Göttingen university, when he's not representing the city at regional and national poetry slams, that is

cafebabel.com: What poem would you take to a desert island?

Thorben Schulte: Oh goodness, what a question! Hmm, it wouldn’t be anything of mine. I really don’t know…

cafebabel.com: If you ran away, where would you run away to?

Thorben Schulte: Estonia.

cafebabel.com: Do you have a favourite line or fragment of poetry?

Thorben Schulte: Yes – by Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, who wrote beautiful aphorisms. "Those whom we support hold us up in life." ("Die Menschen, denen wir eine Stütze sind, geben uns Halt im Leben.")

cafebabel.com: What do you want to be when you grow up?

Thorben Schulte: Aren’t I grown up yet? Mmm, an aeroplane.

cafebabel.com: What do you do in a train when you’ve finished the book you’re reading?

Thorben Schulte: I like to people-watch.

cafebabel.com: Suggest a question for next time.

Thorben Schulte: What was the best poetry slam that you didn’t win?

cafebabel.com: Draw us a picture.Thorben Schulte