Works in English

What can you expect of me and my work?
I am a writer of essays, short fiction, poetry and journalistic contributions. You can always reach out to me: petersen[at]j-c-p.eu. What else can you do? – Commission me to write. Acquire small or exclusive copyrights on existing texts. Sponsor a poem, some short fiction or this website. Talk about the works, organize readings and discussions or buy a
handwritten copy of a poem to support my art. I write to connect people.

Mai 8, 2021 Building Bridges on Liberation Day
On May 8, 1945, the German Wehrmacht surrendered, which marked the end of World War II in Europe. I hosted an event to celebrate liberation and our growing German–American friendship. All 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 and people become introverted quite easily. 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)

prose – We Know Nothing About Mauritania
When I heard about Mauritania for the first time, I knew nothing about the country. I didn’t know its people or its location on a map. Most Germans have that in common. As Europeans, we usually get interested in a foreign country, when there is economic potential or a threat. […]