I am now in Switzerland, at the Chateau de Lavigny, for a three-week international writers' residence. With me are five other writers from around the world, among them Sindiwe Magona of South Africa, a novelist; Xuxi of Hongkong, another novelist; Beate Riegert and Daniel Bachmann of Germany, both novelists; and Andrew Zawacki of the United States, a poet. In the next few posts I will be downloading the photos I have taken here so far, both for your delectation as well as for my own disk security. (What if I lose them all of a sudden without having printed them out? That would be a disaster.)
The poems will come later.