The Lowland Bay
poetry, new title
THE LOWLAND BAY gathers the poetry of Guntram Vesper from the 1950s onwards. A distinctive, magnificent body of poetry, it stands beside his great novel FROHBURG and his collected prose NORTH OF LOVE AND SOUTH OF HATE.
Michael Krüger, Guntram Vesper’s publisher for several decades, has contributed an accessible, personal and wide-ranging afterword to this volume.
»Guntram Vesper’s work is an important attempt to reach solid ground through narrative, collection, repetition, variation and elaboration.«
Wiebke Porombka, Die Zeit
»In his best poems, Vesper transfers private into public memories. (…) Even as a poet, he is a story teller.«
Wulf Segebrecht, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung