A homage to the artist Caravaggio is accompanied by a laconic epigram: »So... in the end love is an addiction just like any other«. In Armin Senser’s latest collection, classical form and lyrical tradition meet modern colloquialisms to address weighty subject matter very much of our time.
This ingenious blend of ancient and modern makes Senser’s poems so fascinating. They are erudite and polished, considered to the point of perfection, then again deliberately fragmentary, casting all order to the wind. Senser is a poet who is acutely aware of his time. »It becomes increasingly clear that the underlying thought processes in his work are nurtured by poetry, while the resulting poetry is in turn fostered by the tools of rationality. This is just one of the many reasons why Armin Senser ranks among the most exciting and inspirational poets of our age and his work represents some of the most distinctive poetry of our time,« as Roman Bucheli writes in Neue Zürcher Zeitung.