poetry that glitters

About me

About me

My name is Franziska Ruprecht, but you can also call me “Frances R”. Performance poetry is my passion. In 2020, the anthology “RESPECT – THE POETRY OF DETROIT MUSIC” appeared with my poem closing the book – while I am the only contributor without an American citizenship; this has to do with my career as a poet and my writing in two languages.
I am proud to present my current projects to you: my book of English poems, “BODY TAG”, and poetry songs!
For two years, I studied Creative Writing in Detroit and could first really express myself in performances there, as well as in the American Poetry Slam scene. In the Motor City, I also picked up the musicality and elements of rap. My poems and poetry song lyrics communicate a strong femininity and a particular playfulness with words. They can also be found in my German collection of poems “Meer-Maid” (published by Wolfbach).
My delivery on stage has a somatic quality and presence. I like to throw a pinch of glitter on my interdisciplinary approach. Since I perform independently of particular scenes now, my slogan “poetry that glitters” has become my trademark.

© Franziska Ruprecht 2018 live in Prag pic by Ken Nash
Franziska Ruprecht, Performance in Prague, May 2018

In writing, performing, and my whole life it is my duty to create something beautiful and to protect the emotional element. Especially with art work being widely accessible and leaving traces on people’s perception, I believe artists have the responsibility to create experiences that bring people closer to the good, true, and beautiful.

Artist’s Statement