Swiss Literature Award 2023
be cun rispli
be cun rispli – “only with pencil”, with restraint and discretion, but with the weight and density of Reissbleis, graphite, Jachen Andry’s poems are about fragile, transient, hidden, mocked identities. Concentration of language, subtlety, musicality and urgency are the hallmarks of these memories, impressions and reflections on being and appearances, all captured in concise verse. Bound in pale pink linen and printed in light grey, this collection calls for an approach to the freedom to think one’s own thoughts and live one’s own life beyond conventions and conformity.
Be cun rispli
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