Mara-Daria Cojocaru & Ron Winkler
You don’t know how hard it’s become to send a letter
They’ve met barely half a dozen times, and yet the celebrated poets Mara-Daria Cojocaru and Ron Winkler have been writing each other letters and postcards for at least two years – purely for the personal and literary joy of writing in dialogue. You Don’t Know How Hard It’s Become to Send a Letter offers a glimpse into this extraordinary correspondence: texts that neither exchange prosaic everyday titbits and states of mind nor seek to be complete poems. Rather, they discuss the distance between Munich or London and Berlin with their interlocutor, replying associatively to each other’s thoughts, imagery and handwriting. What emerges is a lyrical conversation: playful, spontaneous and wittily referential and wide-ranging.