A Vague No-Death in the Shadows of Trees
A selection from the extensive poetic works of Christoph Meckel, collected by fellow-poet Lutz Seiler.
Christoph Meckel's comprehensive and multi-facetted poetic œuvre, assembled over several decades, published in many volumes and honoured with numerous awards, has become an integral part of German post-war literature. Emphasis and scepticism, playfulness and serious reflection are combined into highly original images. Meckel's poems do not follow just one melody; in his later work his poetic universe has expanded and attracted many young readers. Therefore we asked poet Lutz Seiler to make a selection from Meckel's entire opus – to instigate an inter-generational dialogue.