09 July 2007

New Poetry

Bella triste 17: Sonderausgabe zur deutschsprachigen Gegenwartslyrik: Gedichte, Szenen, Meinungen

This special issue contains poems and poetological reflections by 34 poets writing in German today. It is a wonderful volume of new work (and some new names). There are lines that one memorises, such as Monika Rinck’s ‘du kannst deinen kopf benutzen als eine dritte hand’, and memorable poems such as Uljana Wolf’s two ‘aufwachraum’ poems, as well as statements of poetics, poets’ comments on their colleagues’ poems, and thoughts on the German poetry scene. It’s all good! Buy it whilst it’s available – you’d be hard pressed to put 8 euros to better use!