German Prize for Nature Writing 2021
Buch der Bestimmungen
New poems and field notes
120 pp (9,000 words)
“You don’t read poetry? Are you crazy?” Maria Gazzetti
Mara-Daria Cojocarus’ new poems weave the shreds of our animal, plant, and human worlds, fragmented into different specializations, together again. Buch der Bestimmungen tells of the conversational ease between cats and foxes and the misunderstandings between you and me; of water bears in space, the extinction of mist, the ups and downs of love, and of disinterested deer. In this poetic research log, they all become equal sources of knowledge and above all compassion.