Schlagwort: Arlice Davenport

14. “More sober, more factual … grayer.”

How do you make language say what it cannot? How do you bear witness to the atrocities of the Holocaust without standing alone in defeated silence? These questions haunt the poetry of Paul Celan, one of the great stylists of the German language in… Continue Reading „14. “More sober, more factual … grayer.”“

11. Aus dem dogmatischen Schlummer geweckt

Now, imagine approaching poetry as a teenager in 1971. The first poem you read in your English class’ textbook begins: in Just- spring when the world is mud- luscious the little lame balloonman whistles far and wee and eddieandbill come running from marbles and… Continue Reading „11. Aus dem dogmatischen Schlummer geweckt“