The Dream of Being Born
Kurt Marti's poems are an essential and indispensable part of Swiss literature. Linking concrete poetry with political statements, incorporating dialect poetry into "the world language of verse", Marti freed religious poetry from clerical conventions and created love poems of a new and highly original beauty. His collected poems are now available in a new edition. Kurt Marti's verse, by turns combative, contemplative, spontaneous, is always stylistically masterful in all its facets. He was awarded the Karl-Barth-Preis in 2002.