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Jennifer Rogers

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Overview

  • 5 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning German
  • 34, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • teacher/poet
  • Graduate degree in poetry and poetics
  • From Austin, Texas
  • Profile 60% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To remember my dreams

ABOUT ME

I love reading and writing experimental and avant-garde poetry. I try to be good to my body and the earth. I live for new experiences.

PHILOSOPHY

I always strive to make the thing I love doing the most into my life's work even though it's something that doesn't usually pay.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I'm interested in hosting an occasional member in my home when I think this person is someone I would like to be friends with. I will also only ask to surf with other people when I think we have some shared views of the world.

I'm very open to meeting people for drinks or afternoons in parks.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have met some very dear people through this organisation, people who have taught me lessons about their culture and about ways of living. I look forward to many more of these positive experiences.

Interests

reading, writing, activism, hops, dancing all night, thinking, jumping, climbing, lesbians, snails, rivers, dark chocolate, vodka, sunshine, running, records, live music, grilled aubergine, surrealism, photography, super 8 film,...

Music, Movies & Books

Music: Tom Waits, Le Tigre, Radiohead, Pixies, Chicks on Speed, Peaches, Nina Simone, Sonic Youth, Micachu, Sigor Ros, White Stripes, Melissa Ferrick, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Katzenjammer, David Bowie, Bonnie Prince Billie, The Velvet Underground, Ani DiFranco, Ween, Willie Nelson, Animal Collective, Bjork, Joanna Newsom, Cat Power, Scream Club, and I love to support local up and coming bands that play original music.

Movies: All movies by: Lynch, Almodovar, Herzog, Svankmajer, Hitchcock, Godard, Polanski, Chytilová, and loads of movies by independent directors.

Books: I read a lot of poetry- especially Alice Notley, Jack Spicer, Philip Whalen, Frank O'hara,Ted Berrigan, Anne Waldman. Also, I read psychoanalytic and cultural theory such as Judith Butler, Slavoj Žižek, Giorgio Agamben.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I've fallen in love, hitchhiked with my love, then hitchhiked through Sweden, Denmark, and Germany alone to see my love again.

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach: I could teach you something about poetry if you're interested and maybe something about rock climbing. I've worked as a teacher for several years now, but really I think I'm better at motivating and encouraging. I could encourage you to live your dream if you're not already doing that.

Learn: I really want to learn German and how to repair my bicycle. I love bicycle riding, but don't even know the basics of bike repair.

Share: I love to share my (limited) knowledge about Berlin and what to do here.

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Uruguay

Countries I've Lived In

Czech Republic, Germany, United States

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