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Karel Ensing

The first English word Karel Ensing (1986, Zwijndrecht, the Netherlands) learned was ghost rider. He was 8 years old riding his bicycle dangerously through the four streets he was allowed to go to when some other kid whispered it in his ear. He learned some more English words when he moved to Amsterdam to study English Language and Culture at the University of Amsterdam. It is said his thesis on impressionism in Gerard Manley Hopkins and Van Gogh included some very pretty words. Ensing now lives in Leipzig, Germany where he started work on a novel and opened a small library (International Library Leipzig.) Sometimes when he tries real hard to write prose he ends up with a poem.


Snowy Leipzig Street

On a good summer day,
You can still see young girls,
Strolling barefoot,
On the streets of Leipzig.

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