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Norbert Góra


First Language(s): Polish
Second Language(s): English


Norbert Góra is a 29-year-old poet and writer from Poland. He is the author of more than 100 poems which have been published in poetry anthologies in the USA, UK, India, Nigeria, Kenya and Australia.


What was your favorite book as a child?

As a child I didn’t like reading too much. I discovered this joy as a teenager. One of the best books I read at that time was a sci-fi novel by Philip Dick Kindred called “Dr. Futurity”.

Do you remember the original reason or motivation why you started writing creatively?

I started writing creatively to overcome depression, which at one point took over my whole life. Writing is really a great type of therapy.

What was the most adventurous or thrilling thing you ever did/experienced?

Well, it was 2006 in France. During one of the trips, the bus that transported us from one city to another almost fell into the abyss. It was the most dreadful experience of my life!

Do you listen to music while reading or writing?

Unfortunately, music really distracts me a lot. I must have absolute silence while writing.


Speaking of the end
Issue Spring '20

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Land Steiermark: Kultur, Europa, Außenbeziehungen
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