To and For
Paul Wühr's »dedication poems« to friends and companions reveal a different side of one of Germany's most interesting poets.
Paul Wühr, perhaps the most original and imaginative German-speaking poet, has long been praised for his large-scale poetic cycles such as SALVE RES PUBLICA POETICA or the legendary FALSCHE BUCH. Now is the time to discover a very different side of this unrivalled writer: for many years, Wühr has written »dedication poems« to friends, colleagues, companions both living and dead, from H. C. Artmann to Fritz Arnold, from Mörike to Franz Kafka. These poems belong to Paul Wühr's most personal work, and are comprised of poetic snapshots, homages and bouquets.