Carolin Callies: scrapes & coffers

Carolin Callies
scrapes & coffers


100pp (8,500 words)

Carolin Callies’s vivid world enchants her readers; she opens spaces, landscapes and relationships, peering deep into trenches. Her poems are utterly contemporary, fresh and bold, lyrical on the highest level, with an unforgettable voice. In her new collection, SCRAPES & COFFERS, we read ›pittance & puppetry‹, skim ›atlas of a rendezvous‹, flick through a ›bulwark of breadcrumbs‹ or ›landscapes without crusts‹. In these new poems, countless small areas are measured, occupied, populated, displaced or erased, including (trap–)doors, caskets, boxes, enclosures, defences, sifters and holes.


»Radical honesty in every verse.«
Björn Hayer, NZZ am Sonntag

»Amazingly playful and bustling.«
Elisa Weinkötz, fixpoetry

»Callies’s poems convince with their unerring eloquence and create fantastic, thought-provoking images.«
Silke Beckmann, Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung

»Callies blends the historical background with the eeriness of the fairytale.«
Stephanie Ball, Mannheimer Morgen

»Her poems are critical of culture and politics, full of Dadaist gags and sophisticated wit.«
Pascal Fischer, Südwestrundfunk

»Callies skilfully draws on all lyrical registers and combines the romantic with the stridently obscene – to the advantage of her poetry.«
Michael Braun, Badische Zeitung

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