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Maren Kames

Maren Kames

Maren Kames

(Germany, 1984)
Biography
Maren Kames is a poet and translator who debuted in 2016 with Halb Taube Halb Pfau, which earned her the Düsseldorf Poetry Debut Prize and the Anne Seghers Prize. In 2019 her second collection, a long, polyvocal poem, Luna Luna, appeared.This remarkable book is a capricious and somewhat dark text, which crosses the line between death and trauma, and speaks of loss and pain. Kames creates a cosmos instead of a story, this moonstruck world, which consists of pop lyrics and plummeting poetic structures, is not easily processed. In a mix of analyses, enchantments, hyper-ironic wordplay and associations, the poet manages to chart the elusiveness of existence.
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Poems of Maren Kames
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