The Great Awakening
"Every poem needs its resting place in the sensual, its reference points in the familiar", says Armin Senser and so his poems always start with a picture, an event or a form from the visible world. Even sensual experience, however, cannot be made by the senses alone; the mind must also be engaged. In Senser's verse, figurativeness, narrative and analytical thinking combine in a manner that brings new qualities to contemporary poetry. "His poems demand our attention", writes the Neue Zürcher Zeitung. "This voice is commanding, and its tone resounds."