About, Best of, and More
To be able to connect and collaborate across borders – that’s what inspires me most about the internet. Since 2001, I participate in the web, in words and images, as author and editor, solo and in collab projects.
Here’s a brief selection of my activities, starting with that minimalist task: a bio in 1 sentence:
Dorothee Lang is into roads, stories, places, crossings, and all the things they lead and connect to.
Publications and Collaborations
Flash fiction, visual collaborations, multicultural essays, cooperative poems, meta stories, e-flections, travelogues —
My work has appeared in more than 150 international journals and magazines, mainly in literary/indie publications like eclectica, Metazen, qarrtsiluni, elimae, Word Riot… but also in places like Zeit Online (Germany), The New Yorker Blog (USA), The Sunday Herald (India)
Below is a personal „Best Of“ with a selection of my own favourite text and visual works.
„Bild Macht Wort“ (2019)
a media installation, Oberwelt gallery Stuttgart, exhibition „Muster der Macht“ (exhibition link)
„Code 1.1“ (2019)
a visual, Tique gallery Antwerpen, exhibition „Carbon Copy / Multiplied “ (more)
Travel memoir in 5 scenes, published in Eclectica, and recently included in their „best of“ anthology.
The Buddha, the Dharma, the Sangha
Travel story from Cambodia, 2nd place in Transitions Abroad Travel Writing Contest
Room 2 – Kandinsky’s circles and Judd’s cubes in the K20
A travel story, originally published in Mississippi Review
Flash Fiction & Short Stories
Winner of the Folded Word Freight Story contest
a small/large story in 250 words
Sky Blue + Rice
Multimedia / Photography
winner of the Litro mystery photo contest
„…we loved the sense of depth in this image. It demands to be looked at, decoded, turned around like a puzzle box until we understand, but doesn’t quite give us the answer we want.“
a cyber poem, featured at the Cosmopoetica Festival in Cordoba
Castle of Words
a book moment, featured in the blog of The New Yorker
Society of Swans
a poem at Yb, nominated for a Pushcart Prize
a poetic memory, published in Eclectica, and recently included in their „best of“ anthology.
W/R/T David Foster Wallace Special Issue, Found Poetry Review
Life as a Repetition & Ewige Wiederkunft
Visual collab with Jeff Crouch, published in HA&L #3.1
R(E)volution & Pop Up Poptagon
Pop culture collabs with Karyn Eisler, published in wheelhouse + Locus Novus
E-flection on multicultural mockings
a collaboration with Japanese artist Kuniharu Shimizu
Interviews + Reflections
Writers in Masks: Dorothee Lang
on being a bilingual writer
Living ?s for Dorothee Lang
on time, creativity, journeys, writing, and the road
Author Talk: Rose Hunter & Dorothee Lang
on short stories, places, anticipation, reality, identity, and ?
Tag Poc 50/50, or: the Complexities of Categorization
on editing, race, class, gender and sexuality in indie publishing
BluePrintReview is an experimental online magazine of literature and art. I founded the magazine in 2005 and edit it since then. Stories published in BluePrintReview have been included in the „best of the net online“ anthology by Sundress Publications, in the Dzanc Books „Best of the Web“ anthology, and in the storySouth Million Writers Top10 list. In an article about it, the literary magazine NewPages wrote:
„BluePrintReview is an online journal constructed to ease the complex and beautiful convergence of language and art and all the possibilities this entails.“
The magazine is currently on hiatus. All 30 issues are online. For more about the project, visit: About BluePrintReview
WOR(L)DS APART: a travel novel
In the web and the world, the most unlikely things happen. Like this travel book, which is based on a chance mail conversation between me (Germany) and Smitha (India), that turned into a book about 2 friends, 2 journeys, and 10 life lessons – and got published by Folded Word Press (USA). The title is also the making-of-story of the book: „WOR(L)DS APART“
An engaging travelogue in the form of emails between 2 strangers who turn to virtual friends: From the Great Wall to Shanghai, from Munich to the Mediterranean Sea, and from curious questions („How does one type on a Chinese keyboard?“) to shared life lessons that wait along the road, WOR(L)DS APART is both an inspiring travel read, and the story of a friendship across cultures and borders.
„What an intriguing premise for a novel! This flooded my mind with memories drawn from my own travels in Europe and Asia over the past six years. Whether you have the freedom to visit these lands or not, this is a must read. It is a dreamy escape borne on the imaginations of two very interesting characters.“ – J.D. Rachel