Lashes and Ashes
poetry, new title
In LASHES AND ASHES, Mirko Bonné reaffirms himself as one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary German poetry.
In language subtle and precise, these poems depict the beauty and destruction of our world. Surprising shapes and cleverly delineated chapters create a flow that draws the reader into a world rich in experience. These are poems that seek their ilk, lingering in the mind.
»They do still exist: poets who dedicate themselves to life’s big questions with existential seriousness.«
Dorothea von Törne, Literarische Welt
»The sensuality of these poems unfolds through perception and observation.«
Helmut Böttiger, Süddeutsche Zeitung
»A linguistically magical style, indebted to the Modernists, summoning the fragile power of memory – this seems to be the true element of his poetry.«
Tom Schulz, Der Tagesspiegel
»A neo-romantic who is not afraid to incorporate devastation in his romanticising.«
Gregor Dotzauer, Deutschlandfunk Kultur
»Literature as an extension of consciousness.«
Jan Bürger, Deutschlandfunk Kultur
»Sensous, well thought out and constructed.«
Raoul Schrott, SRF Literaturclub