Slow Motion Frenzy
“…short; the nights are growing shorter.
I’ve been wanting to hear once more
…you... like back then.
all back then. to listen out for the sound of life;
silence pushes towards my face:
how did we watch each other?
how were our bodies lying?”
In her new poems, Evelyn Schlag takes us on journeys; journeys through time and history — her own, the landscape’s and that of the wider world. But the eight thematic cycles in this volume also deal with reality and its suspension in fiction and fairy tales, and with nature in passing. MindBlizzard, for example, comprises 13 poems capturing 13 days of conflict between intimacy, flickering emotions, the everyday and the exceptional.
The poet’s pronounced affinity with the Anglo-American tradition ensures that these paeans to sensuality don’t slip into sentimentality.
»Evelyn Schlag invariably strikes the right register, suspended between playfulness and refined strength of mind.« Neue Zürcher Zeitung
»Evelyn Schlag’s language creates unparalleled microcosmic tableaus.« Der Standard