Works in English

I am a writer, poet and journalist
I offer articles for websites, newspapers, and magazines. I offer written portraits that let you and your matters shine in the limelight. I create and maintain websites for the self-employed, for small businesses and societies. I design your books and advertising media (covers, layouts, posters, flyers, brochures). Contact: petersen(at)j-c-p.eu

On my literature and poetry, I grant rights of use. You can book me for readings and talks.

Digital Art for Liberation Day, May 8, 2022
With an ongoing war in the Ukraine, May 8 became more significant to us. I called for creating digital art. Now the works are shown. On Liberation Day 2022, people encounter what they have experienced in past and present. Visit the exhibition on humini.de in German or English.

In 2021, Felix Adler would have turned 170
(download pdf) The son of a German rabbi in New York moved beyond Reform Judaism and founded the Ethical Culture movement. Adler’s Ethical Culture has had an impact on Europe too and still inspires one of the most enduring humanist communities in the US.

E-Poetry for Holocaust Remembrance Day
(Jan 27, 2022) The e-poem »297 Names« is dedicated to the victims of the Husum-Schwesing concentration camp. What is e-poetry? And what does e-poetry mean for the Culture of Remembrance?

Short Stories for Public Readings 
You can book me: petersen(at)j-c-p.eu

Some of my stories are committed to threatened people or historic events; others are funny, some are science fiction.

Recently, I finished writing the short story »Dimitri Lobanov« about an obscure antique dealer who sells amazing stories together with the things in his possession.

 

May 8 Event Building Bridges on Liberation Day
May 8, 1945. The German Wehrmacht surrendered. That marked the end of World War II in Europe. On May 8, 2021, I hosted an event to celebrate liberation and our growing German–American friendship. The participants and their contributions have been recorded for YouTube.

poem – All Seasons In The Wet Land
North Frisia. The coastal landscape is unique, the weather is rough, people are introverted. When I am asked where I am from, it is sometimes hard to explain. So I captured main characteristics in a poem.
photo by Flickr/Dr. Hans-Günter Wagner (CC BY-SA 2.0)

prosaic poem – Cracks
He was sitting, but he wasn’t sitting still. He never sat still. His breathing—the rising and falling of his chest—led to imperceptible folds in the fabric of the armchair. Lint was surging under his eyes as a gentle draught wound through the room. […]

poem – The Woman Made Of Flowers (Blodeuwedd)
is a Welsh tale and inspiration for my poem. The poem has been translated from English to Welsh by Prof. Angharad Price from Bangor University. Read the poem in both languages and an essay on preserving minority languages. photo by Flickr/Herry Lawford (CC BY 2.0)