By invitation of Swedish author Aris Fioretos, eight international authors were guests at Poetica 5 in 2019 to explore the theme “Rausch. States of Euphoria”. Among them was Lebogang Mashile from South Africa, who, in a discussion with Fioretos and during the performance of her poem "Vulva Volcanoes" together with Nicola Gründel from Schauspiel Köln, demonstrated the heights to which poetry can throw us.