Matthew is a pretty cool dude from Oregon who wants to share some of his work with us.
Let's have a look.
Matthew Wagner lives in Springfield, Oregon. While he is interested in learning anything under any subject, history, music, and philosophy are his passions. He was profoundly effected by reading "The Stranger" by Albert Camus during his senior year of high school, which began his journey into existentialism, philosophy, and deeper thought. He was further influenced by "Be Here Now" by Ram Dass, and the exploration of Buddhist thought, particularly Zen Buddhism.
Find him here: https://www.facebook.com/matthew.wagner.923
Check out three Collections by Aneka Brunßen
ANEKA BRUNSSEN is a graduate student at the University of Bremen. With a passion for journalism, blogging, fiction, photography and, most of all, non-fiction writing and poetry, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in English Speaking Cultures & German Studies, she is extremely active in the realm of expression via the metaphorical pen and paper. Her study focus is cultural studies and literature in fields of postcolonial studies, ethnography, popular culture, critical race theory and gender studies. She has also been involved in research projects in the field of linguistics with a focus on political discourse and is personally interested in philosophy and psychology.
Aneka has written several non-fiction essays, in both German and English, as well as a few short stories, articles, reviews and poetry collections. Her academic work can be purchased via Grin Publishing. Some of her poems have been published in online-journals as well as print magazines. Scheinwerfer Magazine published her article “Culture Shock Bremen”, and her movie review “New Age Perspectives – A Different Kind of Family Drama”, regarding the film Captain Fantastic will be published in the Bücherstadtkurier Bremen. Furthermore, she was a runner-up in the Dutch Limnisa Writing Competition. Her personal blog SELFISH SIMILE is a collection of several non-fiction articles and essays covering a vast range of subjects while her poetry blog SPACE TRASH POETRY is dedicated to poetry that has been described by many as ‘raw’ and ‘real’, dealing with topics ranging from politics to sexual freedom to matters of personal empowerment and spirituality.
She has spent 7 turbulent years in the US and is currently working on several projects including a poetry and photography collection and an autobiographical piece which will be covering much of her life-events and experiences in the United States, which range from homelessness to spiritual enlightenment.
At the moment, she is founder and editor for The Paradox Review, a literary & arts journal which follows a philosophy of creative expression representing a way of finding reason in the absurdity of life. She maintains the blog, social media appearances and organizes a bi-yearly print-on-demand literary journal.
Her poetry collections “Monday Bombs” and "Bombs for Eros", both highlighting her personal path towards an empowered womanhood, which can be purchased on Amazon, serve as a testament to a newfound personal philosophy.
This year, several poems will be published in the upcoming editions of Parentheses Journal, HST Quarterly, eXperimenta Magazin & Bücherstadtkurier Bremen. One of her German language poem was published in the anthology for the writing competition Bubenreuther Literaturwettbewerb 2017.