the dog is always hungry
- date of publication: 15.03.2021
- 120 Pages
- Hanser Verlag
- ISBN 978-3-446-26753-4
- Deutschland: 20,00 €
- Österreich: 20,60 €
“Her highly focused, scorching and very sensitive tone is captivating.” - Ülrich Rüdenauer, SWR2
Newspaper boys, a girl on a playground, youths with their naive dreams and blue eyeliner – ultimately everyone who drifts or sways through life – all wonder about the bigger picture.
Anja Kampmann shot to fame with two books: her first novel Wie hoch die Wasser stiegen (High as the Waters Rise), and her poetry collection, Proben von Stein und Licht. “Rarely do poets’ first collections come across as finished and laconic as this one, with a sure feeling that beauty often gets in the way of truth”, wrote Paul Jandl in the magazine Literarische Welt.
Anja Kampmann’s new poems are more conscious of form than her previous ones yet also more playful and open; they conjure up marshland, make figures appear and their recurring motifs link the collection together to form a panorama of our times. They confirm Anja Kampmann’s reputation as an independent, unusual voice of her generation.