Advice for an Only Child

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A remarkably confident debut, the poems in Advice for an Only Child span the simplicity of observing nature in the city to the coming alive of a robot – and when the inevitable moments of heartbreak come, they are undercut with wit, keeping their “footprint[s] light”.

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Working with a captivating economy of language allied with stunning powers of insight, Anja Konig documents a world that shifts between places, languages and emotions. The poems in Advice for an Only Child span the simplicity of observing nature in the city to the coming alive of a robot – and when the inevitable moments of heartbreak come, they are undercut with wit, keeping their “footprint[s] light”.  A remarkably confident debut.

“Once in a while we are lucky enough to be there when a fresh voice emerges; a poet who demonstrates in completely new ways how poetry does its job. Anja Konig reveals for us the chemistry of life and the physics of love. She celebrates the world with humour, insight and compassion but without nostalgia. It’s the moment that speaks so beautifully in her work.”- John Glenday

” Anja Konig’s poems tend to be brief, but like Jane Austen’s two inches of ivory, they are beautifully carved, dark, funny, sad, oddly voluptuous yet wintery at the same time, containing the clutter of every day life, sickness, love and death, embracing them with wit and an unsentimental tenderness. They are a very welcome addition to that inner auditory canon which is full of bright, moving things.- George Szirtes

Additional information

Dimensions 13.97 × 0.25 × 21.59 cm
Author

Genre

Poetry

Series

Flap

Binding

Pamphlet

Publication Date

2 October 2014

Number of Pages

36

Language

English

ISBN 13

9781905233465

Publisher

flipped eye publishing

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